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Poem: Trump Sestina

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. There’s so much in life to experience, Go outside, and there’s birds tweeting, And all life’s silly subjects of obsession Fade away, and you feel a profound joy As nature captures your attention, So what if […]

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Poem: Break of day

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. Break of day I’m falling into a dream into the smile of those misty eyes these fractured pieces I can now redeem. Waves tossing about but it finally does seem I can hear your whisper and […]

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Poem: Abandoned Bride

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy.   Abandoned Bride A full crowd views the abandoned bride. Standing tall, she is a broken bride. Just viewing, not a word spoken. Besides, What phrase could appease an abandoned bride? “I’m sorry dear, he wasn’t […]

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Poem: The Cape

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. The Cape Lengthening shadows cross the cape Distort the shadows of land and light Like jewels caught by the world at its nape We struggle with all of our might An angry arm of land against […]

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Poem: To My Brother — Among Others

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. To My Brother — Among Others We once owned the great Forest of Arden I was King at six, you, my loyal page From thrones atop dirt piles we’d pardon Duties to catch passes on the […]

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Poem: Limerick

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. JCwriter Poets yield wondrous powers As their pens fill up pages for hours Prompts strict in form (or free flowing) Scatter word seeds to growing Into ebullient bouquets of wildflowers

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Poem: The Honey Bee: a Fable by Aesop

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. The Honey-Bee:  a Fable by Aesop There once was a bee in a bonnet, Who was struggling to work out a sonnet; In Eureka she stung! (The sweet poet died young.) Beware the perils of sonnets!

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Poem: There once was an Indian prince…

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. There once was an Indian prince Who loved to peel and eat quince. “I like to eat fruit and some nice prostitutes. But with them you need a quick rinse.”

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Poem: It would be easy

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. It would be easy to return to work seduced by material reward to accept another’s dream for money and favor Seduced by material reward I pretend over lunch with friends for money and favor Seeking solace […]

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Someone Got a Cape on Magnolia Ave?

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy. Yasmin and I sit on the cracked steps of our building when Dexter comes out with his board and a piece of paper. “Hey, Dex,” I say. “Feeling better from that flu […]

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