at eighteenfor the first time, summer midweekgetaway with first love, walking by a Tibetanrestaurant late afternoon while an unseen trumpet player —maybe on a low roof, perhaps in a wi… Read More
1. A Tarot reader off Harvard Square startled me when she said she saw Native spirits behind me and then asked if I had any Native blood I did not… Read More
I have often had the dreamof falling and the startling snapof finding myself awake, panting, just before hitting the ground. There are those who sayfalling in a dream is only fatal… Read More
Heavy tongues ladenwith brutal, baroque words;I lose time among them,must heave them to the sidesof this trail I’m forced to build. I don’t havethe breath for this.I don’t… Read More
When we get to the endwe likely won’t even notice. We have been waitingfor so long we have forgottenthat tides often come in slowly. If you do notpay attention you willfind yourself fa… Read More
Americawakes me up in the middle of the nightand wants a drink of waterin its favorite sippy cupwith the “I Voted” logoon the side.America throws a tantrumwhen I say it’s r… Read More
I found a burned dog leg in our hearth.How it got there, you and I both know; I am sick with that fact. In factI’m sick with you and your wholethirst for blood games. It does notm… Read More
A bitter historyfloats stinging in my mouth,the back of my throat tightening. When I can finally choke down the truthof how long and hard I have workedto get nowhere it sits in my core burni… Read More
Originally written 1999. I want to climb to you as if you were living in a tree house and from there look out at the world from your level Even though I’m afraid of heights and would b… Read More
Hearing names, every one of themformerly worn by someone dead, someone killed by another, or someonewho perished fromindirect action or inaction. Hearing names that don’t sound li… Read More
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