Poem: “Disease”

Anything that I’ve done in the past six months has been done perfunctorily for I am never free of the thought of the phone call or the conversation that informs me that ‘you’ will not be continuing your role in ‘us’ We are both in demand and where I ignore my inbox and select notContinue reading “Poem: “Disease””

Poem: “Aurora”

The monochromatic grey of sky, water, and rocky landscape lays before us (and beyond) in strict opposition to the vibrant aurora that surrounds you and us hand in hand as we walk north (and away from home) between worn stones and broken shells on the beaches of coastal Maine well before spring and just afterContinue reading “Poem: “Aurora””

Poem: “I can never”

I can never seem to get close enough to you. Whether me inside of you or you surrounding me the pull is too great and I cannot seem to be fulfilled even though there is nothing between us but time. There is far too much of you for me to discover in the short spanContinue reading “Poem: “I can never””

Poem: “Back to the future”

When I look at the two of you it is apparent (at least to me) that one of you is looking forward and one is looking back.   The one that is outgoing and gregarious looks hopefully to the uncertainty of the future and the one that is introverted and retrospective looks longingly for theContinue reading “Poem: “Back to the future””

Poem: “Sunset”

When he was younger he would have focused on the beers and the cleavage but now as they sat on the cool april pool deck overlooking the narragansett bay and took in the pink and yellow and orange haze of the sun vanishing behind masts and sails and wisps he focused instead on the womanContinue reading “Poem: “Sunset””

10 second love story: “Two senses”

From my book of poetry and short fiction titled “Song’s you can’t dance to” – now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. — While you were here (and were mine) my mind was deaf and blind (or numb) and everything you said and did was silent and invisible But now that you are goneContinue reading “10 second love story: “Two senses””

Poem: “Unknown battle”

My written words are in an unknown battle with your unspoken thoughts and since neither are audible or discernible to the other or to us the fight will silently rage into the darkness until we are deafened by the peace that could have been — if you liked this please check out my book ofContinue reading “Poem: “Unknown battle””

Poem: “Chronicle”

I am not glad that you are gone (have left) but I am thankful that while you were here I chronicled our love on my flesh but my art is not that of (clichéd) dragons and skulls or daggers (though this may be next) but of hearts and crosses and birds and Bible verses (PsalmContinue reading “Poem: “Chronicle””

Poem: Written History

There is a box in your basement or attic (or in last week’s trash) overfilled with letters that I’d written too you and about us and these memories and poems and prayers are one half of our written history. Beneath my bed is a similar box filled with your writing and lip prints and smellsContinue reading “Poem: Written History”

Excerpt from “Tin Boy”

For a moment he returned to the years when her costumes consisted of white nurses’ capes, red riding hoods, and soft blue eyes – her smile that night was the same as then, minus braces, and dimples now outshone freckles.  With only a handful of houses to go and his football helmet in his pillowcaseContinue reading “Excerpt from “Tin Boy””

Excerpt from ‘blessed’

they had to be quiet for a while and let it all soak in because as they say and silence is golden. now if he drove really fast and used the tappan zee bridge as a ramp they would be in orbit in no time and wouldn’t that be better than here and even thoughContinue reading “Excerpt from ‘blessed’”

Excerpt from flash fiction story ‘advent on a one year delay’

sunday was jeans and sneakers and gloves and parkas which not only came in handy on the trails but also later in the theater because can you believe how cold it was in there? i didn’t care though because it gave me a reason to sit closer to you and feel your head against myContinue reading “Excerpt from flash fiction story ‘advent on a one year delay’”

Resignation – a poem by Nikki Giovanni

This is my all-time favorite poem:  http://betweenpoems.tumblr.com/post/18957683579/resignation-nikki-giovanni I love you because the Earth turns around the sun because the North wind blows north sometimes because the Pope is Catholic and most Rabbis Jewish because winters flow into springs and the air clears after a storm because only my love for you despite the charms orContinue reading “Resignation – a poem by Nikki Giovanni”

Excerpt from “Working on Mysteries”

His heart rate increased, and the sweat of his palms mixed with the condensation of the beer can that he hurriedly placed on a macramé coaster. When he stood and turned she was directly in front of him. When they inched toward each other first their thighs met, and then just above – causing herContinue reading “Excerpt from “Working on Mysteries””