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Taking a Longer Moment

For those of you following my webpage, I’m going to be taking an extended hiatus from most of my internet activity, presumably at least through the end of the year. Hopefully getting back into things with the release of the next book of stories after the holidays. The end of […]

An Ode to the Hollow

An Ode to the Hollow April 2013   We were both So much more beautiful when we were younger. Which begs the question, of what is beautiful in middle age… I think To be ourselves, us… I look at these old pictures, we were beautiful. But there is none of […]

Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

The Starlight Deluxe is an imaginary diner, there might be a real one somewhere, but this made-up one, is mine. For a while I dedicated a second webpage to it. In the last few days, it’s a place that’s on my mind quite a bit, one that I’ve drawn several […]

I’ve Planted Roses

I’ve planted roses in my bones, and left the ashes of those years, in an urn mixed with tears, lit on fire with my fears, disintegrated, gone away, I couldn’t live with them any longer, I don’t know if it made me stronger, holding on and out for hope, I’ve […]

Zen, and the Art of Poetics

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book, your composition of yourself is at stake.” ~ E.L. Doctorow In the bottom of my beach bag, I found a notebook full of poems I wrote last summer, along with a […]

Once Upon

ONCE UPON Once upon a teenage dance, Held in hearts of true romance, Nervous shaking and stepped on toes, So many things one never knows,   Once upon a midnight hour, In a moment of that weakened power, Star crossed friends becoming lovers, So many things that youth discovers,   […]

Baudelaire, Metamorphosis of the Vampire

  Metamorphosis of the Vampire, 1857 Charles Baudelaire Translated by Edna St. Vincent Millay Meanwhile from her red mouth the woman, in husky tones, Twisting her body like a serpent upon hot stones And straining her white breasts from their imprisonment, Let fall these words, as potent as a heavy […]

Tom and Rikki Lee

“Tom and Rikki Lee” They had a wildness that I couldn’t get to in the same way anymore, if I ever knew it. They had gypsy clothes on no matter what they wore, it was how they moved, how to wear a hat, and you can’t teach natural cool like […]

i imagine

i imagine that i am not infinitely difficult to understand. i don’t underestimate the touch of love’s hand. i imagine for whatever it is worth that i might be more attractive had i ever learned to be a flirt. i imagine if matters of the heart didn’t matter much to […]

Forever Old

Within the drops of rain, a broken diamond chain, comes a flood of memories, currents strong, the deepest seas, of people I have been, and lives I have lived in, it doesn’t matter how, for I am only here, and now. Between the sun bright rays, where darkness fills the […]