Leafless, grey, gnarled, they hibernate in the clays of the brown crag. Their red, yellow, orange gildings, two monthsRead more
My kitchen is blessed with fruity scents of Ethiopian Oromia, the welcoming traces of Chinatown Coffee Company, that quick butRead more
So you think our small town’s
so damn pretty
while you get on your soapbox
‘bout crime in the city.Read more
U.S. troops liberated death camps
in the decade before my birth.
My parents didn’t use the word fascism.
But I knew what it meant.
Only two years before my birth,
Israel was declared a state.Read more
Sunday morning, damp bench, Deep Creek Lake State Park. Pandemic pup sits beside me, panting after her free run,Read more
I mount the mule, settle into my chaps, pull up my bandanna. The cowboy cloth, I thought only an accessory,Read more
The dogwood I planted last year has sprouted darts, rocks piled on the side, boastful testaments, to pick and shovel,Read more
Photo used under a Creative Commons license from flickr user R. Miller. I Want a Leader I wantRead more
The dappled willow thrived where the waterlogged yellow cypress had withered. “They’ll drink all the water you can giveRead more
It was the right time For the longest hug. Had my nephew fathomed the death of his ownRead more