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  • Earthshine


    The man in your life should be the sort who

    gathers firewood on Sunday. Who wipes sweat

    off his brow and pulls splinters from his skin,

    while the Lord and Lucifer lean upon their

    old stumps and amicably dispute his

    unhallowed methods.

    The man in your life should be like the...

  • Summer of ‘12

    Summer of ‘12

    Acres, twenty

    Six mouths to feed.

    I plow and harrow, seed interred

    The kids, too small to...

    • Nov 28, 2018 12:00 pm
  • The rest

    The rest

    I don’t ever want to have a job

    Just a paycheck, thanks

    I will never need you

    Your commute,...

    • Nov 6, 2018 03:49 pm
  • Fishing


    I don’t catch many fish

    I’m not a natural

    The arc of the weighted line and fly

    As it...

    • Jul 2, 2018 03:43 pm
  • SPIT



    It’s what I wanted to be

    Able to do




    • May 1, 2018 12:00 pm
  • The Cost of Warmth

    The Cost of Warmth

    • Apr 23, 2018 12:21 pm
  • Around this snowy bend

    Around this snowy bend

    I hear the song of summer

    Around this snowy bend,

    Where the cold wind will stop blowing

    And the...

    • Mar 1, 2018 01:00 pm
  • I Shot a Tree

    I Shot a Tree

    I shot a tree to death on my way to Viet Nam. My first war crime. I knew I was going to die and didn’t want to die alone.

    • Oct 26, 2017 11:44 am
  • Skies With / Without Clouds

    Every sky is blue,

    When the clouds have been skimmed

    from its top.

    Every garden is lovely,...

    • Jun 27, 2017 03:14 pm
  • Rotting Log

    Rotting Log

    I saw the future

    In a rotted log

    The withered, ashen-laced edges of dried barnacles

    On upward curling...

    • May 8, 2017 04:32 pm
  • Welcome Wanderers

    Welcome Wanderers

    On my way to bed at night,

    I pause to click the back porch light.

    Seeming captives of its...

    • Oct 27, 2016 11:22 am
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