Since childhood I had held my personal night at bay with artificial light of my own design: third helpings of pizza and forgetting myself in five books a day, outrageous lies and sexual exploits, hash laced joints and lines of meth, camel menthols and twelve hour workdays. I had always lost myself in a hundred things so that I never had to face the night inside.
I once heard a speaker claim that one of the biggest problems with Christians was a lack of imagination. I don’t remember anymore who said it, or the topic of the speech it was used in. But that part stuck. A lack of imagination? Maybe other Christians! But me? Me!?! I’ve got a vivid imagination.… Continue reading The Problem with Christians
In the middle of a monsoon with my eyes pressed down tight gulping in moist mellow lungfuls of saturated air I am almost almost home where the air is pregnant with dew painting the land vivid and fertile a green unknown by desert dwellers and washing my soul. Gusts of wind buffet my face but… Continue reading Almost Home
In the darkness I trade the tangle of sheets for my familiar nest on the couch and settle in until a flirtatious glow sweetly, coyly ebbs in through a kitchen window demanding admiration. What can I do but offer words to the rising sun who flushes all crimson in glee, Lingering a few minutes letting… Continue reading A Poem to Greet the Day
For Summer, who said, “Write about poem about getting ready for camping”… though it should be admitted that she wanted it to rhyme. O, I’ve got lists. To-do lists, grocery lists, packing lists. Honey, please won’t you pick up a few dozen… Don’t forget to swing by and grab… Do we know anyone who could… Continue reading Freedom’s To-Do List
Electric melon seeping across powder blue skies in wide, reaching swaths of brilliance Back lighting the black lace of newly budded trees Transform my kitchen window into a surreal painting Fronted by a riot of orchids in bloom on the sill I embrace this offering, declaring it an omen, That today will not be another… Continue reading Sunrise Through the Kitchen Window
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Playing first base in the warm weather Working with my brother Jeremiah at a moving company Playing catch with my dog, Panda, in a big field at Mountain Valley Park Cooking bread for my household Hanging out with my friends, Matthew and Melina, on a warm day in July…