Sunday, November 27, 2011


STARVED HOUSES

The groundwork has been laid;
the drywall, the mortar, the pestle.
The frame is sound. It will stand.
It will give us this day, minus the bread,
and forgive us the trespasses
we make against ourselves.
We are less than whole
within these walls, we lay
down and expect the leveling.
We are the wasp’s thirst, dry as rain
that doesn’t know another drop exists,
we are stronger than the storm
that hasn’t come yet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Dying DVR
clicks and whirrs like ghost crickets
how new is that sound?

Thursday, November 10, 2011


VISION QUEST-PAK


How many times have I gone so far away
I couldn’t find my way back, and relied
on the bread crumbs of strangers to
both sustain myself and establish
a reliable GPS perimeter?

How many times have I closed
the tunnel door to the past
and declared this dungeon
a baggage free zone?

How many times have I felt lighter
than air, but cooked the molecules
till they’re lighter than that,
just to watch them burst and scatter
like soap bubbles, and know that even
less than that is what holds me here…

Sunday, November 6, 2011


blind white rock of moon
fall foliage blazes red
a beautiful death

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I gather my thoughts
like gutted animal skins
drying in the wind