Category Archives: Poetry

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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Tollers’ Wisdom

Once upon a time Artur Rubenstein sat before a Steinway Or a debauched Bechstein

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Hike-ku

sleeping on the ground is more relaxing—and safe— when the ground sleeps, too

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Jim Bridger’s Lament

I can see it all very clearly

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Epilogue: Hell or High Water

I choose the voyage prepared
The course set in the presence of my enemies
Yes, I choose the Master’s craft Continue reading

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