Poetry

Lonely In a Crowded Room

A lyric on my lips from a song I’ve forgotten. A spindle I prick my…

Margaritaville

Under Tiki huts, Tables with margaritas, Salt spilled on the floor. I admired Jimmy Buffet,…

Riverboat Resistance

Damien Ricketts, co-captain of the riverboat, Harriot II, probably thought he was as alone as…

This Was a Person

I watch a man caught in the crook of another man’s arm die again and…

Foreign

Chinese virus. Disaster, chaos, beware of the Chinese virus. News report: another Asian American fallen…

The Black Woman in America

The life of a Black Woman in America The most disrespected person So much weighs…

Invisible

I became forgotten long ago In my homeland, in Seoul Orphaned and alone I was…

A Forest of Hope

The dull roar of the Pacific behind her, Hideko Tamura Snider, has planted ginkgos, whose…

In Gun We Trust

In these troublesome times, Certainly God forgives our fears And admits we deserve protection. After…

Love This Way of Doing Winter

When I was young, a blizzard snowed us in for a week. My house was…

A Shattered Blue

To M. W. Nighthawks, nighttime, look at them strolling along, Trying to drag off a…

Run

My body ached for it, Curling towards anything that radiated warmth, And there was an…

Black Thursday

What offerings can we make for the dead at our table of bounty and empty…

Higher Ground

We’re moving to higher ground, they say, As our island sinks slowly into the sea,…

Cognitive Dissonance

I went on a walk where no one was wearing masks. I petted a dog.…