Month: April 2012

Morgana’s Instructions

You don’t need to love the old man. Just move his boots out of the way so neither of you trip over them. Ask the cook to send the boy out to find the leeks he likes the best. Move the curtain on the…

Craig’s List Poetry: Ejecutive

Ejecutive One minute I was attempting To figure out email And the next I was flying Through the sky, My bald head ringed With acoustic ceiling tile,

Dad’s First Poem

Once upon a time, without poetry, people were unable “to sow wheat or barley, go out to sea in a ship, make their gods hear them, get well if they were sick, or fight their enemies.” (The Winged Horse). Whatever we used to do…

The World You Outgrew

At 5:17, the coyotes end their run, their cries circling in on each other, a haunting cyclone of sound you never forget. Sometimes the world you outgrew reclaims you, surrounding you in its ever-ness. Keep coming.      Keep coming closer. If you have…

May Day: Knock and Run!

When Luke was a child, we occasionally celebrated May Day. We lived in a neighborhood surrounded by old people, and we would make May day baskets, hang them on their doorknobs, knock, and run. Of course, the parent-sanctioned knocking on a door and then…