Occasional Poems
Valentine (Of Sorts)

The rain pleading its way down the driveway, exploring
the fine chiseled vintage cracks, followed by a homeless […]

Escape Velocity
AN ATMOSPHERE OF ISABEL

If childhood was a plump freckled mess—
your head a bowling ball of grief, lonely […]

Escape Velocity
INVITATION TO MOVE WEST

I will take you to the rivers
I have known, throw you in and watch […]

DIRTY BABY
HOPE

Is there a sadder word in all the world? Tall sail of hope.
Or one more needfully optimistic, more full of hope? […]

Fresh Kills
PULSE POINTS

In dreams, your breasts are perfect and skin
thick fur against the cold of this distance. […]