The Lost City (poem)

(inspired by Machu Picchu, Peru -- July 2018) The Lost City Stretched as far as the sunrise, the terraces sleep in forgotten history from their emerald steps. Hypnotic, they undulate miles above shore in pristine green, carrying back and forth the past and now, high above clouds breathless in prayer. Each sin sinks slowly, heavily, … Continue reading The Lost City (poem)

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A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)

Flamenco (poem)

(inspired by Madrid, Spain-- February 2016) Flamenco After copas of sangria, we watch the sanguine dress spin to the guitarist’s touch-- Carnal, under fingers that burn fire with each plea for forgiveness. Eyes, green like olives, savor the sight, feasting on black heels striking wood, polished against polished that shine like sweat above bright lipstick … Continue reading Flamenco (poem)

Rainy Day (poem)

(inspired by Le Havre, France-- September 2015) Rainy Day The sky smells of cigarettes rolls itself into clouds on Tuesday afternoon by the bus stop to Le Havre— Even scarves and overcoats could not help but shiver from the rain in September, signaling winter to come. The bus drags its tired engine, dissipates smoke like … Continue reading Rainy Day (poem)

LA Nights (poem)

(inspired by my hometown, Los Angeles) LA Nights Sunsets on the boulevard, riding down the stretch to what seems like eternity on these La Cienega nights next to you, Head rested on my shoulder, you count the stops along Wilshire mile, catch a glimpse of urban light past satellites and dust particles from BMWs that … Continue reading LA Nights (poem)