Recent work has appeared in Town Creek Poetry, Redactions, Ruminate, the Cresset, Smartish Pace, Yalobusha Review, New South, and Red Rock Review.
An Unfinished Sky
The clouds are not afraid
of this soft death, this
falling apart—first a finger,
just below the knuckle,
then whatever else your ailment chooses.
The clouds fall back to earth,
little explosions in the autumn soil,
but even the rain will kill you now,
the black business of business,
hiding in shadows that make trout toxic.
The Washington Fishing Regulations asks women
of child-bearing age to please not eat more
than one fish a year from the Upper Spokane River,
and further, young men, please do not go on.
Your farm-raised fish are sterile.
Climb no peaks you have not named.
Stop feeling the wind as you set your camp,
the ground is uneven, and you will never find peace
in this hour before darkness.
- March 30
Jones Radiator, 7:00 p.m.
with Kaitlin Schmidt, Tom Gribble, & Lynn Rigney Schott
- April 13
Get Lit! Local Faculty
Barrister Winery, 4:30
with Jonathan Johnson, Polly Buckingham, Sam Ligon, Tod Marshall, Tim Greenup, Jonathan Frey, and Shawn Vestal
I'm not a designer so much as a compositer. I find good art and put it on things. I arrange text.