Catching Breath

A man with a teardrop tattoo walked into the room, and we were both holding our breath like a bucket … More

The Scene

1st Place in PCCA’s Awards for Poetic Excellence You don’t wake up knowing that today will be one of the … More

Dandelions

This poem is for the students who have told me they feel like they aren’t good enough to succeed. I … More

Fall into Line

Jimmy punched a girl in his second grade class When asked why, he said, “because I was mad.” Teacher asked … More

On the Edge of a Black Hole

Watching somebody hurdle addiction is like watching somebody straddle a black hole, verging a portal of no return, on the … More

Bird’s Eye View

This poem was written from the top of the mountain, while looking down on the little, rural river town I … More

Vegas Bridge Girl

2nd Place in PCCA’s Awards for Poetic Excellence Vegas Bridge Girl—sitting on the bridge connecting me to New York, New … More

Boots

3rd Place in PCCA’s Awards for Poetic Excellence He wears his boots to the bone, then spends twice their worth … More