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,…

Three Haiku

Poetry

From wind-sifted trees the cold fire of crisp leaves scrape across cement ******* Coffee-steam vanishes before a window of winter ******* Wingtips slowly slicing…

Train
Cigarette

Poetry

Train In the dim, flat, yellowish light of the cabin, my brothers and the other passengers sat almost motionless, staring out through green-tinted windows,…

Essay: Loneliness

Poetry

Opening the door and walking out into the warm night, I step out onto the suburban streets of my neighborhood, their grainy texture partially…