tapas

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  the other girls were only tapas good for a drink or two you are a five-course feast   (originally published in Three Line Poetry)

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A Late-in-Life Marriage

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Young hearts in old bodies produce beautiful bouquets Where gnarled roots cross mimosas bloom. The solitary crocus which pierced the frozen ground when we first met is ready to be plucked and woven in your hair   We wed as Read more ›

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the toolshed

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Come in and shut the door. Don’t step on the rake or send the circular saw flying This is where I store next to the seed and motor oil all my failures the projects begun but never completed the tools Read more ›

Out of Sync

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We are two watches set for different time zones. I steal across the bedroom like a thief pants draped over my arm shoes and socks in hand while you sleep on.   I clean up after lunch while you sit Read more ›

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la latina

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La Latina is a doting hostess in the kitchen, a puta in your bed at night, a paragon of cleanliness who scrubs the counters clean with Lysol wipes, a marathon talker who calls her sister twice a day to discuss Read more ›

poet’s fate

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hunting for the elusive Mot Juste he was assailed by swarms of Tired Cliches and swallowed whole by the Great Mundane   (Originally published in Three Line Poetry)