A Nether Fruit

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. Dark robed Hades, keeper of those who passed into the nether, sat still upon his ebony throne. Above, though layers of earth, a flower among flowers gathered crocuses, irises, roses, lilies, hyacinths and yellow narcissus to her breast, […]

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Morning Sonnet

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. A sonnet he recites while soaping up: the meter scrapes his mind clear of debris. The rhyme is coffee steaming in his cup. The woman changes his topography. The softness of his robe recalls her flesh. He fingers […]

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In The Ethernet

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. I watch as you go through your routines Secluded behind a partition Where your bits are turned into bites And reprogrammed into sounds and images They explode across your screen You have rendered defenseless And I will do […]

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UNDER THE SEA

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy.   I met ML at a Disney double feature at the Uptown Theater. Snow White and The Little Mermaid played on the big screen. We had sat in the balcony, trying to escape the hordes of children on […]

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A Missing Part!

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy.   Lucinda was terrified; she realized she had made a mistake, an awful mistake- Walking in the deserted Zone. She knew it was risky- The Warning signs, signed by the Leader, made that clear. So, now she was […]

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The Secret Life of a Librarian

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. Lauren had been the children’s librarian at the Five Corners Branch for the past three years. Not only did she organize the preschool story hour once a week, she was also in charge of the book club for […]

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Poems: Three Haiku

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy.   Cardboard underneath his arm The dance floor travels Throughout the city   Rain begins pelting Water rushes down the street Nature’s beatbox plays   Three bags of clothing Hold the phases of my life That […]

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Poem: The Bench

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. I’d sit on his face. Girl. That is a bench, you drunk? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

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Poem: Aristotle’s Shadow

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. I watch the shadows dancing on the crisp white walls And wait for the dark

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Poem: he loves me not

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. hope dies a slow death. parched flower petals dropping one. by one. by one.

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