Saturday, April 18, 2020


How long has Hope made me wait in line
for a turn that was never mine to take?
how many times has she beguiled my mind
to build another house of cards to break?
caressed my heart, relaxed my guard
led me down the garden path again
to trip and tumble over cliffs of pain?
Now she scratches at my door
crying, my dear, I'm sorry
you must admit,
you have only yourself to blame.

Thursday, April 9, 2020


The Grief of Loss of What I Never Had (CAI2019)

Overblown and underwhelming
what comes through me, into reality
bears little resemblance
filtered by pretentious words and inadequate skill
into bits and pieces too heavy for the wind to carry
too heavy to float
sinking to the bottom, mired and drowned
but even so, still, too light to hold meaning down.
My silly gifts revert to impositions of confusion
suspicion, a twist of discomfort that forgets its name.
Again, and again.
Better, maybe, better to be still
swallow the bitter pill and let it
gag the truth before it spills through my clumsy hands.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Unseeing is believing

Standalone (CAI2020)

Maybe I was made for this
to stand in plain sight and never be

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Gut Punch (CAI 2020)

A prize I didn't know existed 
until I didn't win
that sucker-punched gut exposed,  
right out 

Monday, April 6, 2020


washed over
in the sea
it's me, it's me
that's missing
who will notice I'm not there
why should they care,
as long as they get what they need

The point

Is there a point in writing words that no one reads?