Saturday, April 14, 2012

Poem in Yellow Mama

My poem, "Pause", is now up in the April, 2012 issue of Yellow Mama, at the link below.  Some great fiction and poetry at this hard-boiled lit journal!  Check 'em out:


Friday, April 13, 2012

Poem in Red Fez

Here's a link to my poem, "Final Fight", just up today in the April, 2012 issue of Red Fez.  I love these guys--check out all the cool stuff at the link below:

http://www.redfez.net/poetry/1568

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Magnolias

Budding in early April,
the bare-branched trees
are candelabras, their tips
flames of white, purple,
mauve, the rare yellow.

We are allowed to gush
over them, the event
of their opening cups,
their yielding into pretty
party gowns, as Étienne,

toiling in his arboretum
for the Empress Josephine,
must have wept with joy
over his hybrids, over
each individual angel.

Tonight, the maiden moon,
intoxicating scent;  I am
thinking of you, how seductive
and perilous the metaphor.
But it is spring, a time

of indulgence, and we are far
from France, under exotic skies,
flowers trumpeting their magic:
I cannot stop looking at them,
thinking of how quickly they fade.

Friday, April 6, 2012