Sentimentalized Failure

I did this new thing recently. They call it erasure poetry. I call it a back door into writing. Either way, I was inspired to give it a go because I was listening to this podcast in which Jeff Goins riffs on mix tapes, creation v. curation, etc. It got me thinking about how it's …

DO Cross The Streams

Dr. Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman: What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams. Dr. Peter Venkman: Why? Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad. Dr. Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"? Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine …

Ashes

The featured image and the following poem are part of a larger collection (titled "Transit") which was the result of a collaboration with photographer Tom Darin Liskey in the spring of 2020. It was an honor to work with Tom, whose photography I have admired for many years. We are currently preparing this collection for …

Essential Work

Sitting on the back porch of 2020, watching for the sun to rise on the next year, I am grateful for our common task that binds us - this essential work of loving in the time we have to love. Let's get busy with that, shall we? And in the meantime, I share some excerpts …

Fireflies

In the meadow where summer stars fall, then wink – and closer still – wink   ***** Photo by toan phan on Unsplash