The last night of the year (a poem)

My last poem of 2016… A room empty but for the couple in the back corner whispering over the candle in the center of the table Fireworks explode the sky two time zones away if the photographs are to be believed The couple put on their coats as they head for the door They turn [...]

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The things that make me remember (a poem)

A jumble of memories and present moments in this one… Seems I’m always pulling out the cord the light dims the connection is cut the fragrance that used to greet me dissipates—slowly a lingering resentment somehow let go Steel, tempered and brushed leaves marks on skin where blood once flowed The apple still tastes as [...]