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Memoir Nonfiction Poetry

The birds and the bees

A conversation with my dad about sexual intercourse. A free verse poem.

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Poetry

A poem of immense depth to my wife

In celebration of our eleven year wedding anniversary.

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Poetry

An open letter to my suburban neighbors on the state of my sanity

As written in free verse.

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Poetry

Why God made tall people

A haiku.

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Personal Musings Poetry

Rabbits

A haiku.

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Poetry

I don’t smoke weed anymore

A free verse poem.

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Poetry

The coordination of crows

A free verse poem.

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Poetry

Dinner in spring

A haiku for springtime.

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Personal Musings Poetry

The Last Words of George Floyd

A human being.

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Poetry

Instead of…

Today, instead of sitting in your homeStaring into the warm glow of your phone,Lay on your back outside and let the orange glowof the sun warm your body. Instead of Facebook, read a book — any book. Instead of tweets…

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Poetry

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Cast a rod into the pond; fish swim forth and stay.

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Memoir Nonfiction Poetry Writing

I Started Writing Poetry Again; Or, A Brief, Soul Crushing History of Working In a Bagel Shop

I started writing poetry again back in March. I was walking through Northside library on Rio Rd. when I saw an announcement sitting atop a waist high shelf. It was a call for poems — a competition to be more…

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Poetry

Without Mud, There is No Lotus

What can live here but snakes and ravenous creatures, toothed beasts that quake.

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Poetry

Sweet Potato Pancakes at 7 AM

Sweet potato flap jacks and bacon fat sizzle on the stove top As an eager child grips her fork, readied in hand and the grease goes splat right off the pan Splitter, SPLAT The migration to plate as hungry bellies…