Category Archive: Poetry

Colored Chalk (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #07)

Until it were naught but colored chalk:


Hurt’s said to make the heart grow wise,
Not a record of asking when, when, when.

By the Deserted Four-Way Intersection at Half-Past Eleven (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #05)

yellow stepping on the gas to catch the shifting signs but no; meters before the signal line so pause, take a sec, it’s not over yet. he will wait. it’s his turn. —–… Continue reading


Two beers, half a shot of whisky, and a pound of chicken wings: carted over to table six. He had flexed, not once, but multiple bills spilling swiftly to the tray. And in unchained dances… Continue reading

Haikus past Midnight (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #03)

Breezy dusk melts through A city aching for rest Lampposts stand stalwart. —– Screeching in the dark Echoes in alleys and bars Owl or girl in need? —— As Morpheus fleets ’round To… Continue reading

Balloons (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #02)

Child, let go the yarn that tugs you sky-ward; and gone, it’s gone, eager to play with the clouded angels. Pudgy balloons belong to the wind; but litte children are birthed of the earth

Embers Crackling on the Spring Bonfire ’89 (NaPoWriMo 2015 #01)

like fire-eaters and philosophers

who — for want of weed or sea —

ponder the secrets of the dying

embers crackling on the spring bonfire.


Captured: me lying on the deck. not smoking. not drunk. not even high. listening for a knock on the door by the ‘One’ -; the thumping of socked feet on carpeted stairs shake… Continue reading

“No more, Nothing, Nevermore”: Poetry Under Inebriation

As a souvenir of last night’s cast party, I have photos of three poems I wrote while drunk. They were all inspired by different household items in our host’s house. While they’re far… Continue reading

20 Things I Want to Say (Spoken Word)

This was a performance for “Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids” on 23 July 2014. I wrote this particular piece a few years back. PS: The stage adds 30 pounds. The camera… Continue reading