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God, Mother

Somebody famous saidthat creativity comesfrom the realm of the mothers.A star is born every 15 seconds.That is a very fertile…

On the Edge of a Black Hole

Watching somebody hurdle addictionis like watching somebody straddle a black hole,verging a portal of no return,on the edge of losing…

The Scene

(1st place in PCCA’s Awards for Poetic Excellence) You don’t wake up knowing that todaywill be one of the worst…

Vegas Bridge Girl

(2nd place in PCCA’s Awards for Poetic Excellence) Vegas Bridge Girl—sitting on the bridgeconnecting me to New York, New York.You,…

Dandelions

I love dandelions,but people always feel the needto remind me they are weeds,proof of bad soil and land.I’ve been rooting…

Alter

Courtrooms are the altars of today,where sacrifices are being madethat are worth more than anythingyou can put in a collection…

Holy

The most Holy Word I’ve ever hearddidn’t come from the inside of any Holy book.It came from a man two…

Burning Bush

This pandemicis teaching me things,but like all good lessons,it has also turned me upside-downlike a reflection in a spoon,and I…

Genesis

When some religious folks tell me—a pregnant woman—that I was created for man,from man,as a cure for his loneliness,I ask…