An Oath & A Toast

OATH I don’t want my poems in some poetry ghetto. I want them scattered like jonquils here and there along the highways or in municipal parks. I want them free as curry recipes at market checkouts. I don’t care where they wind up! They are not written with academics in mind. They’re written for...the homeless …

Birthday Candles

ONE has it been as many years as that - seven dogs and - here and there - a cat ? then again, I'm old enough to know that no one ever thinks it's time to go; just one more year, six months - one month, they say [there's some would even bargain for a …

[I am poem]

I am poem - who can say where I come from I am morning and evening star where music and meaning coïnside where clouded mystery and blatant truth reside side by side in the folds of syllables and rhyme and accidents sublime born of hearts in extremis - joy and sorrow the same premise - …

Ex Libris

Whoever invented books be blessed This one is Timea's - please treat it with care And be sure to return it to Timea's nest For indeed it is missed when it isn't there