I stumbled through the dark places and asked You why I was there I tip-toed through a twisted maze of rain-slicked back alleys and one-way streets and asked You where I was going  dragged across the rocky bottom of a river, I fought the current to stay alive and asked why every moment had to be a battle like a marionette with... Continue Reading →


Your Way

obeying You is to obey the pull of gravity there is no trapdoor escape from Your will no path outside Your unfathomable purpose for years I fought You as a swimmer fights and drowns in the waves of the sea but I see now the majesty of a bruised reed bowed low beneath the gentlest... Continue Reading →

I know

yes, I know where fireflies enflame shadow-circled silver fields, I’ve seen the trembling grain shiver under golden-swollen chalk-dust moons. I’ve heard the frogs and nightbirds thrustle, throaty, under verdant-arching trees; felt the ink-black breeze like a dark river, slipping smoothly between bending branches— I’ve watched far-flung stars of the furthest skies bend low to brush... Continue Reading →

I’m not here

This is not a rundown, weedy parking lot--this is a beach in the early afternoon. This car I'm in is my adirondack chair. These greedy pigeons are gulls soaring up through gusts of salty Atlantic wind. The coffee in my hand is rum and mango juice, topped with a tiny umbrella. I'm here, but I'm not here. You... Continue Reading →

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