June 2022

Wasabi and the Crow

June 14th, 2022|Categories: New Poems|

My darling, Loving you was like romancing air, nothing to butt up against except your charm. Orbiting each other, the magnetic attraction, the white space between. When I [...]

March 2021

Well past midnight

March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Afterglow|

Her book topples from her hand, lands on the floor, open. Outside, centuries of stars, muted by street lamps, a crescent moon. Cicadas shrill, go still, then shrill. [...]

June 2020

Don’t Say it

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Not in your mother tongue, diction quick and soft and hushed, not Kalahari style with plosive clicks, or in a guttural throat purr. Even the sibilant whisper, the [...]

First Night

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

She was on her knees straddling him, her loose hair cresting over his chest. It felt like he’d always crooned slightly off key in her ear, as he [...]

First Anniversary

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Outside my window, the you-you-you of mourning doves and I wake, bewildered. The redwoods hold each other up below the soil, intertwined. On your side of the bed [...]

Nocturne in Blue

June 11th, 2020|Categories: Afterglow|

Mutable as a cloud sculpted by wind, I didn’t understand the boundaries of skin. Then the heat of your hands, a cradle for my cheeks, fingertips at my [...]

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