Category Archives: Poetry

Endurance, 2017

What did Shackleton take his men out to see? A frigid flag shaking in the Antarctic breeze, Marking the most extreme point of the planet? No, I tell you: something far greater than this.

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Chick Magnet

I hadn’t lounged there Lazing in the sun For more than five minutes Before I saw her Pawing at my leg

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Sunday Morning

We have shared so well, you and I, from love’s deep cup, and shall drink once more…

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Big Creek #3

let us not speak of silences so sacred they are best unbroken

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Love Storms

Lightning never rings the doorbell It’s more the unanticipated guest A nocturnal moving of your favored cheese Or an arresting act of God

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I Will

I will be the one who holds you I will have your back I will never disappoint you, baby Never jump the tracks

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Big Creek #2

I looked down at my feet I hadn’t counted on three Inches of compact snow

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A New Way of Learning

I have filled my frontal lobe With facts and figures Which have brought me to the edge Of inanity There’s something missing

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Ode on a Bust of A. O. Scott

A monument to movies’ gilded mage Stands in a vaunted, vaulted sepulcher. The sculpture—like the critic, just as sage— Has chiseled (as Scott’s learnèd pen) assured.

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Eulogy

This is the house that Jack built At the end of a long drive It stands apart from its neighbors At home with its solitude And its singularity

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