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Nicodemus

Those sudden shifts …
Wind at midnight rattles windows.
A girl finishes with imagination before morning
And wakes from a nightmare.
The father stops the glass of water.
The nurse … Read more

Odeon

Olivia
Hussey’s
sugar
poisoned
hope

for
Zeffirelli’s
nimble
suicides
I woke

dark air
in Mother’s
tattered
studio

bathroom light
caress my
kindergarten
skin

the landlord’s
library

Juliet
rhetorical

are you… Read more

Watching

I keep watching YouTube videos
of the Russian war on Ukraine
of drones bombing soldiers
in their trenches, trucks, and tanks,
taking you to the moment of impact,
to the … Read more

Betelgeuse Is Dying

Betelgeuse, we are told, is dying –
on the verge of a supernova
dimmer, now brighter, shape-shifting
toward its own inevitable end.
Will it become another “guest” star
like those … Read more

Careless Consequences

The seas are alive,
Swimming with life.
Dolphins leaping with grace and precision.
A seahorse clinging to the neon green seaweed,
Manta rays roaming freely and undeterred.
Great whales breaching … Read more

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Image by Lena Petrovic

Hercules is nervous. He dreams big,
but saves very little.
He is religious, believes in hard work.

In his money temple, marble crumbled,
clients overdosed on … Read more

Terror

terror in innocent daycare eyes
terror in insolent teenage lies
terror in all our daily plans
terror in all Americans
terror in parks where children play
terror by night
terror … Read more

Holiday

the day
     is in danger of passing without wickedness
                –Frank O’Hara, “Washington Square”

let’s hope tomorrow’s the day
when the substitute newscasters have nothing to say

when everybody everywhere … Read more

This Poem’s the GOAT

It is what it is which isn’t
as obvious as it might seem.
Could be your answer
if you’re being cross-
examined for doing the right thing
such as leaving … Read more