Millennials Now Ruining Morning Walks

Of all the poems I’ve written, this one bears both my silliest and my favorite title. And it’s appropriate that it’s up today in Cascadia Rising Review’s Issue 3, because it was written in conversation with the Southern California home I’m headed back to shortly for a Christmas visit. It’s also written in “conversation” (although … More Millennials Now Ruining Morning Walks

Creation Story

Quail Bell is a magazine for “real and unreal stories from around the world.” Today, that includes one of my poems! Any creation story is both of those themes — in infinitely unfolding ways, infinitely worth unpacking. Click to read this one at Quail Bell, along with visual art that may let you see it … More Creation Story

What We Can Promise

Happy December! I am delighted to begin this, my second-favorite month, by announcing the publication of a new poem in Mojave Heart Review! (@MojaveHeart, if you’re on Twitter.) I’m less delighted by its theme. It was written in response to the Hill and Woolsey and Camp Fires, as they devoured homes and lives in California … More What We Can Promise

Mother & Moon

Published this week in Mojave Heart Review: Mother and Moon. They’ve set it beautifully, a nice clean reading experience, so please click through above.. They don’t use photos with the pieces, though, and you know I always do…so please scroll below, too. :)   Mother & Moon   Hummingbird fills up the symmetrical cup of … More Mother & Moon

Duck, Duck, Goose

Read it here in Mojave Heart Review or read below:   Duck, Duck, Goose   Why am I pleased with the rattle and shout of the towhee? Intrusive, right? Didn’t I say I like a quiet morning?   The train fills up at seven a.m. with the hue and cry of these people — no … More Duck, Duck, Goose