Monday, September 1, 2014

Heady, Unruly Spirit


Don’t look now—wind 
Heading your way— 

More than strong 

Enough to carry that 
Heedless head off. 


Friday, August 29, 2014

Step Lively, Scouts!


As a way out of deep depression, 
They told us to go back 
As far as we could and keep an eye 

Out for any signs of life, any 
Footprints that would tell us something 
Substantial had been here before— 

All we came across was that familiar 
Hollow echo of footsteps dragging 
The depths that kept after us everywhere 

We had to go. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eureka! (Or How to Stop Deadly Writer's Block Once and for All)


Stare at a blank piece of paper long enough 
And before you know it, bang!— 

You’ll find your head filled with lead. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

A Poem Should Be (11)


Unlike a Facebook like— 
A not unmoving contra 
Diction in terms— 

There when 
You need it 
And still 

There when 
You don’t. 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rising to the Occasion


The sun’s still hiding behind 
The ridge of the mountains 
Waiting for the day to begin 

Something quivering 
Deep inside 
The dark sleeping martyred 

Earth lightly nudges you, 
It’s high time you rose 
To seek salvation, too. 


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Heat Wave



Having a hard time pin 
Pointing what one is? 

You’ll know you’re in 
One when 

Even those cooling 
Beads of sweat 

Round your block 
Head sweat. 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Paperback Writer at Wits' End


I got this crazy hunch-- 
Stand back from what you’ve been 

Bent over all day, you’ll see 
What’s screwed you up 

Right away.