Tomorrow’s Garden

Do not deadhead evil flowers
    nor pinch their potent buds
for wrong is ne’er so strong they say
    as when new growth is stressed.

’Courage in stead the neigh’bring good
    with rich enfertiled soil,
with careful pruning gently wise,
    with joyful, saturate tears. 

Though we do not own these beds,
    choose well that which ye tend.

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The Dreams We Sleep

I sit by a gentle smoldering fire
in the glow of morning Methow sun
which has finally scaled the crest
of Silver Star’s hunched shoulder—

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Dialetheia

Only two types
of people exist:

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Parenthetical

that literary construct designed to clarify otherwise shoddy prose by sandwiching morphemes between em-dashes, commas, or pairs of actual eponymous parentheses Continue reading

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Cutthroat Alternatives

I.

Leaving my air-
conditioned digs
I drove half an hour
hiked a quarter mile
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Killing Time

They of course caught Bulova red-handed.
He had more hands than one, naturally,
but it was the bloody one that mattered—
the third hand, the one entitled second,

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Oratio Dominica, Anglica Vetus

Joan Wicleff it was
from whom I learnt:
art is a verb.

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Intermission, Kansas

Once upon a time in Memphis,
I consumed 300 films a year;
what would I ever have done
in a ghosted town like yours,

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The Half of It

inspired by the film of that name

i.

You want me to turn out the lamp.
I linger on your face a little longer.

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Schrödinger’s Poem

Perhaps you should stop reading now.
Continue and you may determine
whether this poem begins to live today
or if it be dead when read, as said.

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