AND YOU, DO YOU LOVE TOO?
I think I said
I must have said
did I know
should I have known
did I email, call, text
stay on the sidewalk
he was far away
was h […]
As I pass the willow-lined pond,
the wheels on my bike click over new cement cracks
from the toll of winter’s thaw.
How is it that not much has changed?
The arms of the same cedars droop over the same s […]
It would be too simple
to describe its motives
as a flame off course,
a light mistaken for sun.
Loveliness is complicated,
a white body against darkness,
the night’s counterfeit
just beyond a s […]
There are stories
no one knows.
The sound of tree frogs
from all quarters.
You know how when the sky
goes to hell in the west
there’s inevitably a black do […]
It’s hard to see him as a farmer, isn’t it?
Bending over the rows of lettuce and corn,
feeling the ears between his thumb and forefinger,
all the while remembering breadfruit and mango?
It’s hard to see h […]
National Poetry Month Daily Blog with Poem
Revising a draft, for me, means returning to the poem from several perspectives. I might change the speaker from first person to second or third person, or change the […]
My Bride Face
Families from far apart met in Sengen Shrine.
I didn’t know the ritual;
reciting words, in heavy gold
kimono, geisha-face and geta.
I wore a wooden wig.
Later, in ivory and tiara, I sang k […]
Sometimes I wonder whether tomatoes feel the slice of my blade,
whether carrots feel ignored as they languish in the fridge.
I plan a pot roast to make them feel useful, then wonder
whether they fear the slow […]
CHECK UP OR CHECK OUT
Friday is library day for Ray who picked Friday because it kinda rhymes with library and other days don’t so much and becoming well-read and new worldly is high up on the list in Ray’s […]
The oranges are all shaved. Rind showing—not undressed or peeled open, mind you, just
stripped for garnish. This is another way of saying you threw a cocktail party—which is another
way of saying you got you […]
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