Sin City

Craving on this city corner A mouthful of good soup — The things they’ll make you do.   Shivering and craving — It’s not the gambling that’s the sin. A closer look and see Look too hard and you’ll certainly be sick.   That girl was lonely in the mall Wearing blush and practicing a […]

A Pagan’s Pilgrimage

I followed my gods When they took to the wing On a pilgrimage long — 9 month To the day. Like homecoming would be A birth a new — And in the meantime I’d follow the gods Coursing with ancestors in my veins Out to the snowy fields. Beat my breast And fog my breath […]

PolyLove

He’s married. She’s beautiful. I’m in love And doing well.   There’s a dozen rooms In my bursting heart Where I can live And share a room with him Another with her And yet another with Another lifelong partner.   Our paths as intertwined And asymmetric As Nordic knots on old-worn stones Our fates laid […]

Non-Believers

We are the non-believers Running to and fro. Wheeling barrows full Of food to hungry mouths– We are the non-believers Sitting up late at night Giving gentle counsel To children lost in fright. We are the non-believers Helping to uplift All those who’ve fallen down The poor and the down-trodden The forgotten and oppressed.   […]

Book Give Away!

I know I’m not really the level of writer to be doing a give away and yet, I need to make space on my ridiculously overcrowded bookshelf (the shelves are sagging under the weight and there are still more books that don’t even have a place on the shelf, guys, it’s tragic). So I’ve pulled […]

Baptism

The water was the one Enemy who’d bested him And flowed within his bones. He’s wielded knives and broken bottles But the sea had filled his lungs — How bright blood-red sunlight On choppy waves it shone. It was just a man Who gave him his life back Water beaten out of his chest — […]