BETWEEN THE COURSES AND THE CLOTH

  Gracious and godly, if I recall correctly, you sat stocky at the table and told us your passions for paintings and pretty things and how you’d fallen often, of late, on bended knee over a foreign body to worship the whole beauty of his being. I was shy of 20 at the time, new […]

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IN THE PLACE OF WHAT ONCE STOOD

  Robin rummages in the rushes, upon rock she roots out traces of all that once was, tuts at all that has changed and all that hasn’t. Robin rummages in the rushes, bright spark- but fast to flight. She comes to call and comprehend but never comes when she is called. A fluttering of fine […]

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Fool’s Kingdom

I am frequently fool: Folly of fearful affection, Fading fast behind a closed door With key in hand- My own hand. Unseen, Untouched, Craving to be held, But afraid to be found, Figured out, As failure, freak, fanatic fool. I am boy grown man, Growing old, going grey- Recedingly so- And all in the blink […]

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