Category Archives: Poems
In 1984, during my troubled early twenties, I fell in love with a friend of mine. This poem was written to her. But it’s especially a poem about how I came to love myself, & to give up my former self-hatred. Continue reading
A poem based upon a verse in the Book of Job, with an account by a Kansas farmer who saw the inside of a tornado in 1928.
In August 1995, I went on a jail monitoring trip to several villages in the Yukon-Koyukuk region of Alaska, riding in an Alaska State Troopers helicopter. This is a series of haikus that came out of that trip.
Saturn is Heavier in My Dreams My head’s getting squashed again, all low and squat like I lived on Saturn or someplace like that, where the planet is heavy, and a woman from Earth can’t lift her head. My feet … Continue reading
Theodicy for Wendy If they could, these words would wrap around the questions like a cocooning blanket. They’d devise an argument, foolproof, dispelling all nuances of Why? They’d console you moment by moment. They’d answer all your grief. But if … Continue reading
I’m a safe drinker nowadays (& besides, I love this photo, & Midnight Sun Brewery makes some good stuff!), but back in the day I drank waaaaay too much. Yet it played a role in my letting go, eventually, of … Continue reading