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Poetry

  • In Situ

    February 12, 2017

    In the valley between bone and bone
    where my children stretched awake
    and where a silent, sudden roll, a tumbling,
    would slide into comfort again,
    their movements, their…

  • Princess

    February 12, 2017

    Rumpelstiltskin cried
    because you belong to me;
    baby spun golden,
    milky skin stained with roses—
    eyes fished from the blue North Sea.

  • When she wakes, rigid

    January 17, 2017

    Stroke her hair, and rock.

    Open the curtain—show her the flashing,
    the bright erasures of light, the careening trees,
    that suffocation, apocalypse, another plummet
    down the stairs into…

  • Flurries

    January 13, 2017

    I first tasted snow when I was five.
    Frozen doilies, one after one, melted
    on my tongue, tingling as ice cream.

    When I was a teen on…

  • Earth Says

    December 11, 2016

    From foothills,

    Earth spreads bare toes
    into desert valley sand,
    smooths red-gold skirt over mountain lap,
    twists ribbons of morning mist and frost
    across yellow field grass.
    Come sit, Earth…