odd kid

Poetry

odd kid the odd kid at the bus stop drops his backpack in the grass, sorta with defiance, but not really, not actually. do…

Babel

Poetry

Babel Let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves…

Oak Leaf

Poetry

Oak Leaf A poor outline of parched lips. A blunt spearhead, blood-rusty and brittle with age, long past its ripeness to pierce someone’s side.…

Hints

Culture / Poetry

Hints There were those moments as a child, when epic dreams beyond the borders of sight— the margins of the world—were revealed, offering an…

Crucifixion (1), (2) and (3)

Poetry

Crucifixion (1) Whips curling, slack, sharp flash of sun on glass slashing with a crack. Crucifixion (2) Sun slides down the spike before the…

Salt and Sunflower Seeds
Sparrow

Poetry

Salt and Sunflower Seeds a mouse sits on the edge of the steel grate below the ceiling. his beady eyes bulge as he nibbles…

Old Woman

Poetry

Old Woman Sitting alone, old, a woman in her living room, the drained, blue-gray wash of her eyes staring down deep into a memory,…

Gas Station

Poetry

Gas Station Semblance of an oasis in the warm, cricket-rich dark, illumined with a steady glow of muted iridescence. The teller is fully-fleshed, folds…

3 Haiku

Poetry

Mary Magnolia blossom Giving beauty and fragrance Fades into freshness Apple blossoms rise Apple blossoms rise And fall always in the world And inside…

A Short Essay: Candles

Poetry

Click. A button was pressed on a lighter and a small flame appeared in the dark sanctuary. It was like a seed of light,…