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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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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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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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