Snowflakes

often, like identical snowflakes we form the same thought snowflakes generated apart under differing influence but yet the same in shape size and intricate pattern said not to be possible but I have seen it myself right there, when you text saying, pick up xzy or abc and it’s already in the cart or when […]

On Writing Drafts of Poetry

A few words caught in the gossamer net of thought On constant replay, “The winnowing whistle of the wind” or “Light licks it’s way up the wall” tickle like a feather poking through a down comforter, emerging, trying to be born by archaically setting them to paper or virtually speaking, typed to screen prompt more words […]

dishes

a glade of used water glasses surround Burrito bit blanketed dinner plates dirty from last night last minute TV time feeding flanked by a large blue bowl – one of set — redolent of her meal — dehydrated snakelike raman noodles and Monday’s night’s frying pan, flecks of cheese fried on from homemade quesadilla night, […]

Glimpse

the soft lick of breeze on sun slapped cheek like the touch of down upon cold bared skin Or like slivered sun barely breaking dark though closed blinds with chance of change or the fast fleeting flash into something greater something that is more

Forbidden Thread

A loose thread hanging free from a hem with a tiny persistently begging little voice digging into the ear like water torture “Pull me, pull me, please set me free!” Becomes an unscratchable growing itch just below neck between shoulder   blades the Midwest on the map of the back

Grasping

tripping deeply a proverbial big toe caught on something unseeable like jet black stone on dark path at night and being unseen, remaining unknowable, like the vague face of a passerby calling out your name while your steady powers of facial recall fail to produce a name and draw into doubt the idea that you really ever knew […]

Petals – A Re-write

Petals once — dead — once not but — red — Hanging once — crisp — once in a while — falling — to the naked floor — once — a still rose — rests — still erect in a — vase — with water still – milky — brown, smelling — sweet — like an dry old rose — still — red-like […]