Saturday, December 16, 2017
1. Branches Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2015, Apple Press Inc. and Peace Poems, April 19, 2017, New Jersey Peace Action's 60th Anniversary anthologyIs your object getting people to take your side,
or are you taking action to heal
I want to spend my time bringing to the fore
causes I support, not giving voice
to chasms, factions, and
Friday, December 15, 2017
Published by Rat’s Ass Review in “Love & Ensuing Madness,” January 2017
She loved me like a scalp loves lice.
She loved me like a leg loves chiggers.
She loved me like a dog’s hide loves fleas.
She loved me like a celiac’s gut loves wheat.
She loved me like a hiker’s ankle loves sprains.
She loved me like a surgeon’s hand loves cramps.
She loved me like a bare foot loves splintered glass.
She loved me like a rich woman’s heart loves gigolos.
She loved me like a sailor’s stomach loves being seasick.
Sometimes, I Guess There Just Aren't Enough Rocks. —Forrest Gump