Friday, September 19, 2014

Upon My Word


Such silence 

Building up unbearable 

Cornerstones to speak of 

Silence holding up each word. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Dictum


Wordsmith— 

If it’s worth thinking about, 
Find a language worthy of it. 





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Terminator



Don’t answer the open-ended question 
That’s waiting at the end—no matter how 

The poem appears 
Finished with nothing 

More to give you, you have 
Yet to give it 

Everything you have and more— 
What on earth are you waiting for?


 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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.