Blind old Edith is planting her garden
With seeds she will never see grow.
She fumbles in the packet,
Her gnarled arthritic fingers
Struggling to grasp them
Then place them in a row.
Maybe next summer
She'll smell their sweet...
What is this body but stone, frozen; I think of cotton candy clouds above this roof of no escape.The front door looks worse where grubby hands opened it up wide like blooming spring flowers...
Elvis has left the building.He used the disabled persons’ ramp,Complained about all the pills he has to takeFor high blood pressure, for cholesterol.He’s taking his white jump suit for repair.He’s losing his rhinestones,He’s losing...
CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS
All that peer pressure,no wonder she feltsorrow, anger,at her intact hymen
No way she couldsnip the thing herselfand no doctor woulddo the bloody deed.
So a one night standit was, a drunken onethat,...
Termites have chewedAt the wood and bark.Too many tiny teethHad their way withThe pine tree's structure.Its coniferous body grewWeak, susceptible to disease, brittleAs the yearsAnd the stormsQuickly coast by.Is it too lateTo be...
four haikus about remembrance
i have now realized,i am not made equallavished in dreadful hope
every now and then,hurried footsteps dart across.hope they come my way;
wait behind bushes,for a chance to pounce uponlet their teeth wrench...