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

Chaparral Fragments

Hello friends, I’m excited to announce that I’ve got some poems up just today, in the October 2018 issue of Mojave Heart Review! Loosely, MHR seeks a desert theme. No desert-dweller, I’m surprised how perennially fascinated I am by spare and arid landscapes, how much I’ve begun to seek them out. I suppose it’s not … More Chaparral Fragments

Unsafety & Real Talk

On my walk these past three mornings, I’m passing clumps of kids: walking, standing, waiting for the bus. As a non-parent, I’d forgotten late August is back-to-school o’clock. I’m not thinking about the years I stood for the bus in late elementary school. It truly doesn’t cross my mind. I’m so good at not-remembering this … More Unsafety & Real Talk

Florilegium: The Overstory

Since about halfway through its 500 pages, I’ve been unable to stop thinking about Richard Powers’ recent novel, The Overstory. It’s about…well, that’s complicated, but here’s how the publisher condenses it. And here’s the author: “The whole book is a simple question: What would it take to make you give the unquestioning sacredness that you … More Florilegium: The Overstory

Fear of Missing Out

Night on the porch. Real darkness. The rain tries out some rhythms then shakes its head: “Take five!” The frogs advertise in the fields for all they’re worth. I’m not doing much. Vacation. There’s a blanket, a chair, the vague dark breath of the sea. I want to be composing, too: what’s my worth? Crack … More Fear of Missing Out