From July, 2018

The Rivals

Their rivalry had been afoot for a few years now. Both were well-regarded young writers of novels and short stories, and both men’s work appealed to much the same sophisticated readership. Some reviewers had even ventured to opine that the two were like two peas in a pod, and that their names might almost be…

Just Come Along with Me

“If you want to be a Badger, just come along with me, by the light, by the light, by the light of the moon. If you want to be a Badger, just come along with me, by the bright shining light of the moon.” ~ The Badger Ballad, Professor Julian Olson, 1919   Isaac Moses…

The Poem of Anger

I am writing the poem of anger, and it has never been so easy to write a poem, but when I tell the poem to slow down, take it easy, he leaps from the desk, races down the stairs and out the door. Now the poem of anger is running through crowds of people hurrying…

Hooked

If someone snagged me yanked me choking into light bludgeoned me and ripped me belly to breast, they’d find you inside—                  your barbed wire arms                  caught deep in flesh                  already hardened                  into scars                  my slatted ribs a crate                  that can’t contain                  your shame                  the saddle of my pelvis                  weighted with rocks                  you threw                  and then…