Month: August 2013

Skateboard Blues

He cracked his skateboard in half doing a slide yesterday. Though it didn’t work, “It was cool” and it made him grin. Today he stalks the street, angling the lawnmower Ahead of him, searching for quick cash to buy Another deck, a more expensive…

Survival Through Poetry

I am normally about a decade behind on reading books, but my lovely sister Kelly who keeps me supplied with downloaded audio books has kept me somewhat current this time. Last month I finished listening to/reading Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars, which came out…

Igraine’s Letter

It is not a chaste kiss One wants from another Who is the focus of drowning Desire It is not that Merlin: a life of magic with no love –only obsession at the end yet His empathy for Uther His empathy toward passion Propelled…

Not Meaning

The public radio show State of the ReUnion will be at our museum this Friday, Aug. 17, to interview me and others as part of a community story about Tulsa and surrounding areas. Since this show is not in our local NPR station line-up,…

Your Wild

Most nights, after I am asleep You go out with your flashlight And review things seen in day Transformed like words spoken First by someone you love, Then by someone you don’t,