Category Archives: Poetry

Solitude

Sometimes there is no sound more lonely and beautiful than that of a pen scratching upon a page with a world of silence as your neutral accomplice.

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Waves

At the faltering edge, where possibility meets a stolen glance, and guilt whispers discreetly to us the manner in which we must transgress, we traded breath for flame, and burned through every last vestige of decency, beneath our bodies shameless … Continue reading

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Fly by Night

Longing does not require a precedent, or even a known catalyst. It is, in its purest form, the solvent call of homesickness, which is why our hearts, in their cause and breaking, claim the smallest birds as stars, and the … Continue reading

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There Was a Time

Coiled within the echo and ceremony of longing, I tremble between memory’s flitting tease of my belly and hers, how they almost touched, erring a slow burn course by which the word made flesh could stalk itself, from a favored … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review of Jackdaw and the Doll

Excerpts from Kirkus’s just released review of The Jackdaw and the Doll. “Kafka becomes a winged storyteller in this picture book’s loose, biographical fable. K leaves his family just as his illness gets worse. In a summary of his life, … Continue reading

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Inspiration Runs Warm

A golden mantra of a passage from David Mack’s KABUKI: The Alchemy: “I find that to accomplish anything, you need initiative, persistence, discipline and will. And most of all the decision to just do it. And to set it in … Continue reading

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Seeds

The heart is the first organ which develops in embryo. Remember that, next time you have sworn off inspiration, or the marvels abounding in that speck of moonlight you swallowed on the day your heart met your mouth, and you … Continue reading

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Rise

Infinite potential is a glimmer and a wink, a nod from the moon to the tides, where you agree to go under a spell, and sing yourself to rise, in the poached dark.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Sow!

Nothing can be done except a little at a time. This Baudelaire quote has been one of my mantras, one of my steady running mates since as long as I can remember. The world runs on inspiration. Warm fevers, lightning … Continue reading

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Kabuki

Just finished reading David Mack’s KABUKI graphic novel series, The Alchemy, and it is everything that is good and true and essential about art, story, and the twin worlds of spirit and imagination. A masterpiece on multiple levels, that keenly … Continue reading

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