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)

Like Heaven (poem)

(inspired by a trip to Mount St. Helens, Washington-- June 2017) Like Heaven There's a certain beauty In the destruction of ash and smoke blossoming in a lavender summer ready to take flight in the bosom held in for too long in secret whispered among serpentine trees. You tried so hard to keep away Despite … Continue reading Like Heaven (poem)

two-by-two (poem)

(inspired by a trip to Osaka, Japan—June 2016) two-by-two I. spinal exercises in the morning: first the shoulders, then the neck before working up to the head crack the bones into the soup heat and soak stir and repeat fish broth for days ginger slips under the roof of the mouth remedy for throat on … Continue reading two-by-two (poem)