Pride (poem)

(inspired by the legalization of gay marriage in the United States-- June 2015) Pride Love sins for all the wrong reasons. but we know,they know,He knows that it’s all about waking upand seeing your loved one’s facenext to yours, freckled like coffee dropsacross the bridge of the nose—lashes curled like daffodilsthat remind you of how … Continue reading Pride (poem)

Refugee (poem)

(inspired by Calais, France-- December 2015) Refugee “I took a few steps and saw them, guys wearing uniforms with their dogs off the leash, carrying shiny, polished holstered guns...And the heavy pounding on their bodies, their bones scraping on the flooring, the thud made by the impact of their skulls on the steps, I can … Continue reading Refugee (poem)

Yearning (poem)

(inspired by Marseille, France-- February 2017) Yearning I watch sails hover over the horizon, dipped between twilight and paradise along the port in February: A winter chill washes ashore palm trees of a balmy Sunday, shoulders of boats anchored to a lifeline of a lifetime forever moored on the Mediterranean. It’s months of solitude at … Continue reading Yearning (poem)

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)

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)