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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