us poem#14

i want you size small, a body brick. i want me size large, a body of soft layers. i want you running from your past, smiling. i want me waiting to catch up. your palms, embers on my face, warming my perished. i want you sleeping clicked to knees. i want my breath on your …

Ladies and Gentlemen, permit me to introduce ‘The Rough Riders of the World.’ poem #13

How do you begin to put into a letter, decades of deserted words, of unused love? How do I begin to tell you how long I’ve waited for you, to love me? I often cook over a stove and  watch my food catch fire. I eat it, charred and pulverized. I eat it, to remind me …

11 months poem#9

how courage filled we are, with every noise and voice of reason ignored, how courage filled we are, in this  flutter this haste,  how courage filled. we halt for no one but this growth  it breaks the seams of our own rage,  our own permissions. we sloppily embrace the ugly of each other, the beautiful. …

dripping poem #8

we are dripping with 40 years of burdens, love and understanding. we are 80 years together, and turn 50 years of pulsing veins in 10. we are weary and often wish we’d found each other earlier, and loosely realize that those versions of us wouldn’t understand us now. We delight in our great victories with …