• Newly Bitterly Old

    Being uncomfortable, 
I mention that somewhere outside, in the snow that hasn’t stopped since 
yesterday, there’s a homeless man

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  • Some of the Old Gods

    I’m still worried I’m not cut out for this. I’m stuck in what I know. Roland was drowned and I can’t let it go. Dan was hit by an 18-wheeler. Ty too. Tabatha overdosed. Paul was shot. There were suicides. So many.

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  • Confessions

    I was not an infant in a wicker basket. I was not a victim of the 80’s. I paid no attention then. I was teenage nihilist raging

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  • Anxiety

    the dew drop that 
struggles

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  • Dee Round Silence

    ~Neidecker The house moving slowly This morning. Photos on the walls wait – Suddenly dissatisfied.

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  • If you asked me about Mark Laba

    perspective is a drug, and one should change suppliers as often as possible

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  • Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey Have a Knife Fight at Dawn

    They arrive 
The crisp church bell rings 
through jaundiced fog 
in rhythm with a hoot owl 
and the myth of Shane 
Brief applause

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  • Reading The Headlines From the Deck I Built in the Back Yard

    Wind today. 
Suburbs are still. And isn’t that the point? 
Is the taking for granted the granted things foolish? 
I’ve been taking that idea for granted all my life.

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  • San Manuel, Az

    Uncoiled in the dry wash-bed 
a diamondback takes his rest 
absorbs and expels heat 
– December sand – 
Nothing retains heat like the snake

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  • My Lot

    I’ve forgotten how to have deep conversations. 
After that night, 
I only speak on the surface sepia of agreements.

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  • You, Town

    You said we judge by potential. we measure by output. 
I said where the fuck did that come from.

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  • A Memory of My Father Painted on My Eyelids

    What am I here for, reader? 
Am I too dim for the pressing issues of our time?

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About Me

A poet-chef living in Denver, Co. I use the orange Aquafresh toothpaste, off brand mouthwash, and those little floss picks.