Empty but filling

Empty but filling. This old house, me and my old dog, done in by a good long walk in the cold. Stove emptied of last night’s ash and filled carefully with kindling. Cold empty house filling with old-world-warmth. Dog in his chair, me in mine, but what of this guilt filling me, this house, edging […]

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2 starts

2 starts, both fall into the item cat <far from profound> </end speculation> order of operations i’m perpetually taking things apart that I put together prematurely always skipping what seem like poorly written instructions that turn out to be essential maybe i should look at this deck like a math problem maybe this life too […]

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Recent Reads

Once upon a time when not writing I at least would take some time to jot notes about the good words I was filling my brain with so let’s give that a shot again.  Once upon a time I also used to write list poems building on the riff, ‘while you were smoking’ and I’d […]

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Poems in Place event

Hey folks, I’m co-hosting a poetry event next Tuesday to help drum up interest during this year’s call for submissions. Checkout out the Poems in Place Project and I hope you’ll join Emily and I for a night of poetry. Poems in Place February 24, 2015 – 06:30 A Conversation Between Alaskan Landscapes and Poetry […]

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Winter-Bare

Isn’t every three year-old kid at least part dinosaur, even the giant leaf-eaters capable of a great roar? Winter beach flats, tide out, a break in the bleakness, rain longing to be slush or more dripping from everything but the sky at the moment. We are taking off our gloves, hold these Dad he orders, […]

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