Category Archives: Poetry

The Connective Tissue of Segmented Fruits

“I like oranges,” she says, again, midnight hair thrown back, amber eyes flashing. I had heard her, the first time.

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Platinum Anniversary, Belated

How much would you miss a finger were it not a digit but time: a century, perhaps, for each— the handful a millennium?

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Fingers Keepers

I search for left hands in a bin

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Upon the Death of Your Mother

I dreamed last that you came to visit, that you had something important to tell. I was busy stocking shelves at the store, and asked you to wait for a few minutes.

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Warning Signs

The doorway facing me allows a slivered fractional view of a streetside window. Through the left lower corner, a sign across the way warns, No Trespassing.

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Chillblains: Letter to a Nephew

“It’s cold out there, Greg.” ~Iditarod Red Lantern Award Winner Bill Mackey The mercury read two below zero when I left Twisp.

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A Private’s Judgement

Saltwater sloshes at my puttee-clad boots as I sway beside my brother, the lieutenant. His son, nearby, is propped on an elbow, smoking in a crowded bunk at the sally port.

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Trappings of Antiquity

This place used to be alive. I can feel it. The walls of the cliffs ascend beyond sight, and the shadows engulf me as I walk.

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Methow September Memorial, 2020

Descended smoke thick as Beijing smog Cell phone coverage and landlines out All ties cut to the world-wide web

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Call to Worship

The water fountain at All Saints Church is built for children.

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