Four Nightmares

Photo by Tersius van Rhyn via Unsplash : Delighted to have two of my poems published by The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. The poem below began as a NaPoWriMo exercise, using two other poems' first lines as starting an ending points. My two inspirations were Bête Noire by Catherine Tufariello and sorrows by Lucille Clifton. :... Continue Reading →

The Rose

Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin via Unsplash : The Rose : This hand that holds the trowel, a rubber glove to hide thick-knuckled, restless fingers— you know it’s yours. Yours, also, the knobby knees, the narrow feet in muddy crocs, the loosened skin holding it all together—who knows however long? You are a waterfall of flesh and... Continue Reading →

Bread

Image courtesy of the historical archive AGERPRESS : Bread : My father stands with his back to the wall, clutching his fists. The boys are tall. They lower their shaved heads. Show us your hands, they say. If you're not hiding anything. My father knows he'll cry soon. He calls grandma, but she can't hear... Continue Reading →

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