POETRY

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TEN-DAY FORECAST

River River Journal, Issue 9 (2019)

In the dream I was made
to sacrifice my cat
if I wanted answers from
I-Don’t-Know-What.

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AN ENTIRE WEDNESDAY OF RAIN

River River Journal, Issue 9 (2019)

This is life, I said,
then whispered you a warning:

This is not the whole world.
This is just one day.

SONNET FOR LA NIÑA

Tilde: A Literary Journal, Issue 3 (2019)

Don’t let this dryness dampen you. Your turn

now to suckle at your mother’s breast. Feast

defiant of this cold drought, my daughter;

you are made of thunder, heat, and water.

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THE WITNESS

Angry Old Man Magazine, Issue 5 (2018)

Can the witness wholly strip

all association? Can we hope 

to hide? 

      Let us try.

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THE SKY'S ABSENCE I

Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Issue 3 (2012)

The sky has finally left us

to chase the straying sun;

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THE SKY'S ABSENCE II

Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Issue 3 (2012)

A bird on the hedge

twitters at me I worry for the sky what

will happen now that the sky has fallen

for the sun.