Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Kindle eBook Giveaway

Each Sunday I will be offering one of my books as a free Kindle eBook.

For Sunday March 26, 2017, An Argument in Favor of Television and Other Stories:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

When the Messiah Comes

When the Messiah comes
and raises my bones from the dust
and wraps them again in earthly flesh,
I'll wish for restoration
to my twenty-year old self,
to lie beside you once more,
wet with love,
my head resting on your breast,
at peace
and ignorant
of the apocalypse
that first brought us
to dust.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


Dreaming on a train,
Yo-Yo with a fresh new string. 
Spinning, still spinning

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike

Pennsylvania hills,
cresting with truckers; downhills
are theirs, theirs alone

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Adding to My Poetry Collection

Working on a collection of poetry. Hey, even Jimmy Carter has one. This one is rather recent, as in brand new, even though I'm remembering something from 45 years ago.

First Semester

First semester of college,
lying on my dorm room bed,
eyes closed,
the windows on the cinder block wall
the corner windows of my childhood room,
my roommate's bed
a matching twin of my older brother's,
the cheap wardrobe
stuffed with dirty laundry,
the sliding doors of the closet
my father would close each night.

And if I let the light fall
just so
on my half-closed eyes,
the blanket I'm under
is my old blue bedspread,
the one with the stitched scar
in its center,
a reminder of a nine-year old boy
with a pair of scissors,
alone in an empty house.

Thursday, April 21, 2016