Beats

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

At last, I’ve showered. A long, hot one. My legs aren’t sticky anymore from the Bloody Mary my fellow passenger spilled on me this morning while jolting her tray table … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Five Haikus, Going” from My Fall from the Clouds

  I have always known the lines and symmetry of your space-age shadow. These clean, young sidewalks with the familiar, reek – repel my soles out. Remember rooftops, and orange spice … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Single Flower

He remembered Alejandra and the sadness he’d first seen in the slope of her shoulders which he’d presumed to understand and of which he knew nothing and he felt a … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

My reality is breathing.

I breathe deep, and hear my chest crack. Lightly, I feel it crack. My shoe taps rapidly on the base of this Library chair, against my will, as I tap … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The gospel, according to Matthew, who followed Jesus.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sleep, to dream of rest.

I dream of this place where rest is in the land. It’s a real place. There are many such places, I’m sure, but the one of which I dream, my … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raw rain.

When I close my eyes, I see. I see green grass, dirty fingernails, bare feet, painted faces, and blueberries… tons and pounds of ripe, sunkissed blueberries. Spring is here. What … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment