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Poetry: i. am. irrelevant.

I wrote this poem in late spring/early summer 2015. I was struggling at the time with feeling ineffectual: like my actions were …

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Poetry: Inevitable

Why do you always feel so inevitable?* The step that must be taken, mind willing or not. Entwined with my soul, you …

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Bethesda Terrace - Central Park - New York City - Poet in the Pantry

Poetry: escape

want desperately, but cannot have… run away. new identity-new life-new love a dream phasing in and out… focus focus focus i don’t …

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Poetry: Melting

Melting in my pool of unfulfilled fantasy; I will never know your tongue now. I was desired once. I think. The cherry …

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Poetry: The Secret

Amidst stacked scarlet strawberries, purply pomegranate pyramids and orgasmic origami oranges– visions of perfection, tempting one to capture their eternal essence– is …

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Ode to a Samwich

Ode to a Samwich

My nearly-6-year-old is a budding poet. I discovered this gem in the living room (not hidden with the lettuce, mind you): Ow …

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Poetry: Determination

The flower, growing out of the waste of the world— Beauty in darkness and filth, Blooming in spite of adversity. Springing from …

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Poetry: Flighty

I am that bleached-blonde robin red-breast, gulping golden glasses every Thursday night: siren of spring to some, boring bird to others, desperate …

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Poetry: Alice, Ears, and Mops

Falling down the hole that has no bottom, like Alice on her great adventure in Wonderland, my heart beats fast and hard– …

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