20 06, 2015

The black boots climb wooden stairs deliberately

By | June 20th, 2015|essays|1 Comment

Black boots climb worn wooden stairs. Deliberately. Making just enough noise to let the inhabitants of apartment 5b know that the jig is up. You don’t own this place, I do. And, by the way, it’s not the only thing I own. If this were a movie, the boots would be all that you, dear [...]

4 05, 2015

Fear and Magic: A son’s meditation on loss

By | May 4th, 2015|blogs, essays, spirituality|1 Comment

Originally published in the Elephant Journal, Oct. 2014 I have to tell you that I’m losing my father. What I really mean to say is I’ve lost him. What’s worse is I have no idea when I lost him, I only know he’s gone. Alzheimer’s secreted him away, so that little by little he disappeared [...]

25 03, 2015

Did you close your eyes?

By | March 25th, 2015|poetry|0 Comments

Did You Close Your Eyes? (poem) just before your vest exploded your body scattering to the sky your soul merging with the infinite did you close your eyes? or did you notice the girl the one with the freckle above her lip that was just beginning to curl into a smile because she didn't understand [...]