THE END

If anyone has been wondering about my welfare, rest assured that I am alive and well. Now six weeks after the surgery, the incision has finally healed and my energy is returning toward normal. The procedure seems to have worked, … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Nirvana, Now and Then

When one travels into the depths of creation, how does one describe where one has gone? Prose will fail. But before moving to poetry, I want to write an essay about what’s happened. This will solidify my memory and share … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Coping. Strategies.

The first poem below might alarm. Please rest assured that it is merely my way of working through the feelings of darkness that sometimes descend upon me. I have grappled with suicidal thoughts much of my adult life and commit … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Why?

All my talk of applying to writing programs might lead you to wonder if I’ve been writing more poetry than usual. I have, but rather than post every half-baked piece, my policy has been to exercise uncharacteristic restraint. But hey, … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Sweet Favors

Of late, poetry has been occupying me more than blogging, a shift which started with some intense work around an application for a writing fellowship. In my entire life there’ve only been a few times I have applied myself with … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Two Poems About Life

What follows are two poems that show me trying to make sense out of life. As you’ll see, they are written in very different tones. One emphasizes the harrowing and emotional; the other is more cerebral. We need to meet … Continue reading

Share on Facebook

The Fruit of Surrender

|My hand tired of ringing the bell |And the gate opened |My arms wearied of sweeping the path |And the way cleared |I halted repair |And my dwelling welcomed me home |I quit tilling the soil |And a forest offered … Continue reading

Share on Facebook