Monthly Archives: August 2013

ocean park, ca: the first 21 in the westside beach towns

I lying on my back on the front lawn on hill street, age 5 maybe summertime sun warm on my face and legs      long braids tangled behind a thin cotton shirt staring up into a cloudless sky   listening to the … Continue reading

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between the painful and the absurd

between the absurd and the painful a blessed restfulness stands, awaiting discovery corners of mouths upturned     mounted on faces merging to the skies trapped tears cascading like soft rain a song, a plea from the heavens  accompanies the sound of … Continue reading

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chipping

i’m only chipping, he said never thinkin’ that i’d get strung out or sick a little nibble here and there just to get by and keep the knees from aching to keep the legs from feelin’ heavy like redwood trunks … Continue reading

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marionette

lift me up off broken wooden knees dance me around my elbows out crouched and ready to lunge in a flash of surprise

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