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The Unseen

We lie here in fields dreaming unseen and fondle ourselves forgetting ourselves. In intermittent flashes elegies come as summons as reminders advertising what it was like to be human whenever that was. What was it like to be human the … Continue reading

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After Party

She, Lazarus, back from the dead, with a musical vengeance— A beat, Christ, please, she asks of her martyred D.J., half-light, half-man, and out climbs her voice, grinding through rubble, a dark velvet toy wound up for centuries, released, on … Continue reading

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Immigration Laws

We are immigrants in our own skin, flash-fire refugees who get by with falsified papers, fake IDs, and forged signatures. If caught and found guilty of a trespass or transgression, we pardon ourselves in our native tongues, language a placeholder … Continue reading

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Claim for the Meek

I do not want to see the face of God. I want to see her mask, where and for whom it cracked, the causal history of lines and fissures; want to trace, with blind mute innocence, the light quartered and … Continue reading

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Thickening Plot

The lessons were simple– Never take a bath in fast-drying cement, and never love a man who won’t do your back when everything hardens quickly.   (Photo by Heather Ross)

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Bathwater Blues

I held out my hands, when you asked me to come clean– Sorry for the mess.   (Photo by Heather Ross)

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Vines

No one said a word, but the house knows the story– The doors remain locked.   (Photo by Heather Ross)    

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Holding Pattern

Even now, it’s vague, how an image claims absence– Looking back, I freeze.   (Photo by Heather Ross)    

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Review Copies of Arclight

Dear Citizens of the Blogverse: My debut poetry collection, Arclight, will be released in mid-February by Indie Blu(e) Publishing. I am offering a limited number of advance digital copies to readers who may be interested in reviewing the book (on … Continue reading

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Claim for the Meek

Poem from Arclight. Coming this February from Indie Blu(e) Publishing. I do not want to see the face of God. I want to see her mask, where and for whom it cracked, the causal history of lines and fissures, want to … Continue reading

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