Night in the city has a strange sound The way roof ice speaks before it melts Pools down Rushes gutters Raises the river’s rage below me Melted ice flows over my boot tops Down interwoven streets with city signs that claim they take us to Homes Schools Businesses Somewhere Anywhere Everywhere that is nowhere toContinue reading Ice
Remember the drought, dry grasses and winds? Our wildfire moon was red —everything else was black char, ash-fog, so thick we couldn’t breathe There seemed no escape but death Fire blocked our roads Stay-put-and-find-shelter fireman filled our minds with dread Our very souls grew heavy with smoke If we were to die by fire, weContinue reading Burning
I am told of a home where the courtier and the heretic are hostage to the devil where the good life is the joy of hiking black holes a long way down and a long way gone where there is plenty of oil on the brain in a far country but a sudden country whenContinue reading Stories
You are full brazen; Your swollen tan lies crisp on sunbaked sand; You call attention to her snug rounded smooth firm thighs, But you take her breasts in hand instead. Seductive anticipation, You promise her the taste of fried chicken skin; And so her mouth waters all woman— Course and raspy pudding under foot. ButContinue reading Differences
A gentle breeze caresses leaves, swirls past children playing in meadows, and whispers ancient language on a beautiful warm summer eve. The setting sun brings her special kiss: a fiery burst across the hems of satin blue dresses of angel-looking clouds, A mist falls from the east. A woman laughs. She loves. She watches rainContinue reading Halcyon Days
Too many people have tried to turn our world into gold; Not to want money, but to want a life of alchemic medieval times. The science is silent, and death rustles on like leaves in the wind.
Evening came; A long walk under cottonwood trees took me past faces that bore no blame. No one remembered my name.
Fun that flashed like raw flesh where we slept, We awakened the luxuria we kept secret, And boiled our lust away beneath a desert sun.