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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words vault, bracelet, gather, and planet.
rain drizzles on the glass,
swells the hardwood pane
Three Suburban Sonnets
Together we fight demons from the moon,
and sentient brains on shadow earths estranged
My Father the Poet
You taught me how to fix a pipe
that had burst into a forlorn song
of sobbing late one night
A dozen raindrops
would be more welcome
than a tumbling Krugerrand.
to the spiral
handed down from dark wintering drunks.
Torn Photograph, Ohio, 1923
She had named her imaginary dog Whimper
and an equally unreal goldfish Nevermore.
The man heads his boat for a high wall of trees
That is the painting's end, as far as we can see.
The First Poem I Publish
I will lie and I will contradict myself,
because that is what the poem will quietly demand.
fed from miles of darkness, cannot
A View of a Storm
I saw it from my window:
The fishes, freed, walked on land.
Consider the cruel frigidity of the polar regions.