Poems

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  • Don’t Pick the Cherries Yet

    Don’t pick the cherries yet—
  • Widow

    You cannot consider yourself a widow just because the full moon has gone
  • Leave It Lay Where Jesus Flung It

    What a colossal wrong fall she took—that mastodon caught
  • And

    And
  • The Hardworking Man

    On the island where I grew up, the hardworking man is the ideal man.  The
  • Focus

    The point at which
  • Fold

    I pet my pet, I fear my fear, I torment my torment, I wear my wear, I tear my tear, I
  • Missing

    If I told you simply that the bed in the Baptist Hospital
  • Paradise

    Our little vacation town in Spain is packed.  The driving, slow. Things have changed
  • The Lesson

    It seems to me you don’t dare express yourself
  • Late Portrait

    Dried flowers everywhere. Greeting cards. China plates hung on walls, showing a
  • Toussaint

    The soul, you said, is this sour wind, or this empty glass, the tiny steps of insects, these white iron