Tag Archives: Family

Jesus, My Brother

Did you give your life for me that I might be a better man? Where once there was a cartoon superhero or a flaccid piñata now I see myself pockmarked and flawed but undeniably real resplendent in my humanity And … More

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(out of body)Experience

the killer is away the sinner is away the wild lands and the outskirts and the center are away the angry young man and the philosopher are both away what is there left? take a chance try a gamble EXPERIENCE … More

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I See You Everywhere

Walking my dog down a crowded street I smile when I see you waltzing up to greet me wearing that shirt that was always so recognizably you It’s disappointing when I realize that it’s just a shirt I see In … More

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If This All Should End Tomorrow

The red of your hair and the green of your eyes pull me into you like a magnet, like a planet and I cannot resist your damaged delicious gravity If this all should end tomorrow then let me be inside … More

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Naming Ayana

We named our girl Ayana well, her mother did, really I just nodded and said, “Yes dear, Ayana’s a perfectly lovely name.” but we named her Ayana because we struggled long and hard to find the perfect name that no … More

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Dying Star

you were long gone and far away when your light finally reached me

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Christmas in Rehab

My family sits across the long table With shell-shocked trepidation they push over their presents for me I don’t deserve this, you know? Any of this Not the presents Not my family here taking time from their day to spend … More

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Return to the Absolute

As you return to the absolute to twinkle and shine in every raindrop to comfort and soothe with each blade of grass turn your regard to we hostages left still incarcerated in our rotting flesh and grant us your comfort … More

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One Story

Telling one story you are a student, you are a teacher you are a friend, you are an enemy you are a community, you are a war there are men there are women who are ready willing able to break … More

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When You’re Missing Someone You Know Will Never Come Back

I think I see your face and I think I see your face and I think I see your face you’re not gone not on a trip you haven’t changed your address or your phone number and I think I … More

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