Sample of Published Works
My newest book, In the Cities of Sleep, poems entered on the ramifications of a warming planet, has just been released by Fernwood Press https://www.fernwoodpress.com/category/catalog/ This is my second book with Fernwood. They published Insistent Grace at the end of 2020. You will find both books in their catalog.
Here are a two poems published by Free State Review -
Consider it so. Thus, as you wish it.
as you will and as you consider, you
my dear one. Here's this mushroom
red stemmed, crimson near the saffron gills.
Your shut look where once was blown-out bliss
while you swept the fields
of rose and gold and violet blossoms.
Me swinging my hips, my sweet
remembered ravings. Consider it –
the red stem, the saffron gills.
I'm working on the whale stuff—
did a whale witness when a whale stranded
out at Limantour Beach at Point Reyes.
The whales eat tiny crustaceans that cannot
make their exoskeletons without calcium.
(Less calcium in the water as the oceans acidify).
The whales are starving.
I just sat with the dead whale
When people paused beside it,
I gave them this tiny poem:
We pray you travel swiftly
To the Other World
May you find your kin
May you swim in safe seas.
It was a conversation starter.
Families read it together.
One young woman started crying and just couldn't stop.
Of course, that made me cry, too.
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