In Transit: Part IV (A Collaboration)

One more for the weekend in this collaboration with photographer Tom Darin Liskey. VIII. Broke Down Light Squint into sunlight, stretch – ten bricks higher to the left, and then a few more, just out of reach – but you never give up, do you? There’s a thing needs straightening, always your hand quick to …

In Transit: Part III (A Collaboration)

The collaboration continues. Thank you again, Tom Darin Liskey, for your photographic inspiration.  VI. What I Gave Up for Lent I'm not even Catholic, but this year everyone is catholic (small c), letting go of ideas, things, gods (small g). I could not decide what to let go for Lent, so it was decided for …

Poetry from a Distance

How do poets respond to a global crisis?  Some friends and I got together (virtually) this week to answer that very question. Turns out poets do in a crisis what they do most times: They write, of course... and read, and think deep thoughts, and listen to jazz greats, all from a safely introspective distance. …

A Prayer for the Disillusioned Idealist (a poem by Kelly Belmonte)

A PRAYER FOR THE DISILLUSIONED IDEALIST, the earthbound acrobat whose grip failed to close at the reach, and in failing fell below the beginning. May this new view give grounding as grace.  Let unexpected friendships replace pseudo-saviors – and false expectations yield to merciful humility – for Your Name’s sake Amen ***** Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash