Sunday 4 & Domingo 4

    My poem “Sunday 4,” published alongside its Spanish brother “Domingo 4” in the Spring issue of Jai-Alai Magazine.  

Yellow Tomatoes

Thrilled that VerseWrights published my poem “Yellow Tomatoes” this month!   I once thought I could know anything The death knowledge of the Buddha The clarifying call of Gabriel Former lives and abetting suns That enthrall worlds more able than mine I too never doubted my time supply To be the daughter of the dying […]

Ode to DC: Sirens and Cherry Blossoms

While in Washington DC last week I had a chance to witness the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Here they are on tape, where they speak for themselves. The sirens wailing in the background are intentional. DC feels empty without them.

The Cows

Years of going to the farm Years of taking the walk with your mother, guests and guards From the warm house to the horses you mostly go down For an hour with your mother, guests, and guards   Fenced by black wood and electric wire The narrow path has hills on both sides An indigo […]

The Stories of Bedtime

UK publishing company Empty Mirror Books published a few of my poems on their site. Below is the first, a meditation on how having children forces you to face mortality.  

Bikram Love Triangle

Five minutes late to class and we got spots, spots apart. But, a mirrored column in front, so we could check each other out.  I watched you get hot in Ardha-Chandrasana, as you poured your head between short, upstretched arms. Then cut a sweat with the six hip Utkatasana dips, but by then, you were […]

Yellow Tomatoes

  I once thought I could know anything   The death knowledge of the Buddha The clarifying call of Gabriel Former lives and abetting suns That enthrall worlds more able than mine   I too never doubted my time supply To be the daughter of the dying father Who buries without the blow of love […]

“The Suffering Game”

A few months ago, my poem “The Suffering Game” found a home in New Mexico’s Red Savina Review.

“A Notion of Marriage,” Published Anew

 A Notion of Marriage   Because I am a poet, I read about things like the center of skin. About warm bodies coming together in the dark, and how it’s the meaning of life when someone gets it right.   And I know I should write about things like a moving chest and a naked […]

The Light On

  Because anger lets you will its volume Encourages itself upon you It is easiest to rage Make the morning a landscape of stone   It takes informed surrender to kill the light He left on through the night And sit in the unhurried darkness Of the sun on its way up   Although, in […]

Jelly Fish Poem

I caught a jellyfish floating in a sultry jellyfish way. Click here to watch the Jelly Fish Poem unfold.

Morning Feed

Thrilled to announce that Red Savina Review published a few of my poems. This one was reprinted as part of an essay written by Charles Bane Jr. titled “Writing Poetry While Male.”

Good God

  The unlaid egg is a grantor for today   Here Where the breeze reigns I bend Allow Bite off the broken nail Celebrant of drops of blood   That throb My fingertips Red

“The Napkin Trick” Now Up on VerseWrights

My poem “The Napkin Trick” is up today on the front page of VerseWrights poetry community. A big thank you to Carl Sharpe, its founder and very dedicated editor. Here is the complete text of the poem:   The Napkin Trick It’s been done before: The intention of conversation starts and ends with a slow […]

Paco, Published

    After two rejections, Smoking Glue Gun Magazine finally accepted one of my poems, “Paco,” above. Thrilled to be included in their catalog of well-crafted work.  

Our Brief Record

  This poem, written over eight years ago, finally found a home at UK-based Dagda Publishing.

Point Lobos Poetry

I hiked Point Lobos National Park, just south of Monterey, California, last Saturday. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful national parks in all of the naturally well-endowed state, and rightly so. Please see, and hear, the video poems I took. Both “Sea Lion Poem” and “Point Lobos Ocean Rock Poem” can […]

My Poem “Said and Done” Published by “Silver Birch Press”!

    It was a pleasure to discover Los Angeles based “Silver Birch Press” on WordPress not too long ago. They will be sharing a few of my poems with the world in the upcoming months. And for that I am intensely grateful. Here is the first poem, “Said and Done,” part of their Self-Portrait […]