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 [...]

Ill-fitting disguise (a poem)

I just started watching this Japanese series, Fujiko, on Hulu. A couple of moments got me going on this… Somebody likened that thought to murder I always thought it was more like a case of mistaken identity or a disguise ill-fitting A railroad crossing signal ignored a foot caught between the rail and the pavement shoes [...]