Lotus

So maybe now you realize who you nearly are. You’ve been sleeping, woke up dreaming. You took a bath. You…

Object Permanence

(It’s April – poetry month – and I haven’t been writing much at all. Teaching this year – riding a…

Berenice

Berenice is a hundred and three. Or else she’s five and making all kinds of mischief in school. Or else…

Spring

I always take a long walk in the morning and hadn’t been down Grove Street in a few weeks. Turns…

Her Favorite Song

I saw her again outside last night. She waits till after dark when all the little kids are fed and…

Third Street

(a lyric I’ve been working on) (Photo by Lesa Hurtik Neff) The city streets are empty, the crowds have come…

Once, just once

Somebody said I should start the day off with the roll of a die (just one) and then write. I…

In Passing

In passing with my mind on nothing in the world but the right of way I enjoy on the road…

Dream On

Ever since we got the new mattress I’ve slept like a baby. A big, sleepy baby. Lots of my friends…

Dance of the Besties

(Rolled the dice, got a “two.” This was just for fun.) There’s you and you and you two too. I…