"So looking over his son’s small head,

he peoples the world with ghosts."

Cracks (print only, PDF)


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"Beneath the shifting swimming pool light,

breath blossoms on your lips and expires,

empty, wet on the walls."

Green Tent in Spring: Monterey, California (print only, PDF)


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"the crumbs on the plate already still and separate,

like thrown confetti."

Confetti (print only, PDF)


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"This is the lesson I took from my Lord:

To love what you were born to lose."

Sonnet for the Mother Mary


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"Open-anchored, we learned to trust our stillness

about the sea’s revolving:"



"In the back seat the baby,

sun-striped and damply dreaming:

a bright green field bloomed with bunnies"

Baby Dreaming


"his tongue is thick with that dying smell,

the first taste of that old dark thing."

All Ready


"He was just lighter one day, less there:

damp, with the moldy-wet smell of leaves;

like old furniture sun-fading,

his coat floats dust."

To Uncle Snack


"A teddy bear is too full of meaning

to pour more meaning into"

Sixth Grade Rock Collection

The Equalizer