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Dirges in the Dark

Our 1972 Buick lumbered down the freeway,

surfing the shimmering heat waves of August,

leaving the hazy Dallas skyline in the past.

It was a long ride back home… 206 more words

Attempts At Poetry

Here, in the Landfill of my Mind

There are many ways to throw oneself away.

Jesus, the Way the Truth and the Life,

bent over to pick up

a discarded cigarette butt… 116 more words

Attempts At Poetry

not misnamed

I use to wonder
if I should have been named
something that reminds me of the nopales I eat every morning,
sautéed with tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and… 120 more words


iowa's lullaby

dirty polyester stretches across the sky
and its soft, water droplets caress the earth—shy kisses
erupt like the rings of a tree stump on black, 17 more words



Faith; you are not of those
who shrink back and are destroyed,
but to those who have faith and are saved.

You are fighting a great war, no doubt… 217 more words


spanish girls

in midwestern diners, they order horchata, frijoles, y arroz
and squeeze their watermelon hips on red, plastic stools
while waiters savor their flavorful accents… 71 more words


a goodbye

your mountain-top cheekbones were all i could see;
if i swallowed your entire face: your pudgy nose, whitewater eyes,
small lips, and your mocha frappuccino skin, 75 more words