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Poem
Oct.01.2009
Amour Verdenia/Verdenia Amour
i once cradled a soft-furred kiwiit's delicate center an invitation to swallow it wholeanother time it was the thin green shell of a mangopulled aside to reveal undulating strands of saffron fleshwanting to be bitten i remember the pungent smellof wild raspberries whose juices threatened to burst over my fingertipsthe minute they were touched and then the winter...
Poem
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Oct.01.2009
Black Bleeds into Green
a neighborhood boy i live quite near to a boy who kills people                                        he is fourteen years old young enough for meto remember when he in the fifth grade was a most wonderful poet you could see his brilliance shining with the dark energy of a universe expanding he neatly filled both sides of the lined newsprint sheet as he took the...
Article
Jul.03.2008
Writing is by its nature a solitary pursuit. One sits with one's thoughts, possibly hammering away at a piece of stone, maybe pushing grains of sand together on a low tide shore until something begins to take form. Then comes the edit, the trim, the shape and reshape, the polish, until finally it is ready to be sent out to a potential editor, agent, or possibly...
Article
Jun.25.2008
Cooking and Other Everyday Rituals
My mother was one of those mothers that hovered over her children. She wanted us to feel safe, be safe in a world that she knew to be very hostile. She and my father had come from the East Coast and made a life in California at a time when interracial marriages were not only generally a subject of derision, but rare enough to attract unwanted stares and...
Poem
Apr.28.2008
www.Bigbridge.org
i don’t know the name of the blues that shadow our pathone is sweet and lighta cool meringueanother sharpbut stilla third thickpresses down upon the rest cobalt they would sayof the uppermost-a blue that hums deeplya harmony of firmament refusing cloudsdenying stars shining inside the cosmos a forever blue where life diesand is rebornan eternal bluethat exists...