Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Angels

Angels appeared in my poems
long before they became
as common as lapel pins.  Once

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Psalm for Lent

Write a Psalm?  Me?

I feel so far from anything throne-like
Apostasy is my refuge,
Ego, my strength.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Between Deaths

there is a moment
of indecision
as when a mist lifts
from a willow brake

Picking my way over food scraps

Picking my way over food scraps
and litter in Chinatown
on my way to work,
my attitude is just fine

Rip-Off

    My friend said, “Take this, it’s more you than me. My boss brought it back from Italy.” “Little Italy,” I said. “It’s just a v...