Sunday, December 20, 2009


Friday, September 4, 2009

movements of gods

published on Cognito, June 2007

because of the way it is related to war
particularly the part of the ocean
to come out of the jangling with the
hubbub of a riddle which is now virtually
the troop's book on massacre
much the way that

people are almost at will are disorganized
and understandably so
utterly surprised when they sense
infinite loss among the
frenzy of evil clearly delineated in the
rattled lives of men
unarmed though their lives first portrayed by
the sky like a tiny, insignificant encounter

all crack fretful about how historians
describe a few mean drops who are lined up
in an assortment of wild which
seemed a second picture done of
festering horrors
a bit more of a fight___ but the silent figures stood

the incident began when the enemy
was seen resisting the domain in a
manner of overwhelming odds but not
dispersing not even in which sound holds
light infantry...let view this history

give the boys who thought after all
other pictures from the fat fish
__________oh all right
praying for a moment
notwithstanding all saddness
in the__ deep snow formation noise that
was reprinted on the wall of movements

evidence he ever did so as he turned north
he got it________he felt almost frantic

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

in case of fire

Sunday, March 15, 2009

the value of birds

i fully intended to write a poem
today about sleep deprivation
and impossible deadlines

but, a dollar bill appeared in my path
in the cold foggy haze of morning
as winter transitions into spring

i folded the dollar and
tucked it into a pocket
for safekeeping

two birds, dappled grey and blue
sought comfort in the branches
of an overgrown bush

is one dollar in
the pocket worth
two birds in the bush?

i stood on the sidewalk and
questioned the value of the
slip of paper in my pocket

and the value of the birds

Wednesday, February 25, 2009