Category Archives: Poetry

A Posthumous Rehabilitation of Dust

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God… Wavering candlelight falls upon a scrap of foolscap

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Robocall: A Monologue

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~Robert Frost Hello?     This is usually the part where the caller speaks.    

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Paradise Lust

after Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing into Eden” Five miles in and 3000 feet up: a grueling ascent of a tortured canyon called Hades—

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Paradoxology

Your commitment to Truth will not produce truth, which demands not resolve, but a ceded heart.

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The Paths of Righteousness

When a shepherd’s flock seeks another’s fold    and the pastor loudly brays about his followers being sheep—no, they are not    the ones who have lost the way.

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August

The ponderosa stood proud and lissom, its bole aglow in the evening sun. Perhaps thirty years it strove blueward against drought and frost, and time—

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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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