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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words mirror, demand, rain, and settle.
I wish I had more time to enjoy
the unfinished product, frame
naked, the act of building displayed
The valiant serpent stabbed with poisonous
fangs at the foe and hung from his haunch
twisting around his flaming brush
On the farthest nervous paths
through every station on the stem
hot homunculi rumba through this coma.
Poem for Katie, Queen of Ohio #95
I believe in Ohio.
I believe in you.
As a teenager in Chicago, I denied any knowledge
of collard greens, black-eyed peas, or red-eyed gravy.
Abandoned School Bus Blues
The trees stand around like her grown children,
on a corner, waiting to be picked up
for a job, any job
Icarus as Poet
If only his flight had been
an imagined one