Foil Roses

So, I have my homemade smartphone camera stand (which basically means a wrapping paper roll, rubber band, some tape and an old mic stand), and finally motivated to record a few things. It still feels really weird to pair my face with my poems. I’m not used to looking at myself that way, and find […]

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for Tootles

Hey guys! Long time no post, I know. There’s a reason for that: it takes me forever to make a lyric video. So, I’m going to kind of crash test something a little different with this post: I’ve just gone and used my cell phone to record it.  Not having to manually add the lyrics […]

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The Vestiges of You

Holy crap, guys, it’s something new.  Or, maybe I should say, “and now, we interrupt your regularly scheduled dinosaur poem hour for…” 🙂 Actually, I’ve got a few new things in the works, but poems come out of me in one of two ways: 1) An idea, or a verse, a theme that needs to be […]

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The Old Man’s Garden

This one is definitely older than 2008, but it’s tough to pin down.  I would estimate it somewhere between 2003 and 2006. The Old Man’s Garden If I close my eyes I can see him so clearly wearing a wide-brimmed hat against the sun, wrinkled fingers trimming the hedges, watering hydrangeas. I spent so many […]

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Letter From A Stranger

Still working off the back wall. I will be for a while, really.  This is another one I can’t really put a date to, but if I were to make my best wild guess, it would be somewhere around 2009-2010. Letter from a Stranger The words that slipped past my lips were turpentine. Now that […]

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Night Drive

Still working on the back wall stuff (barely the tip of the iceberg on that, really). I’d estimate this one around 2002. It’s thematically really similar to the last piece I posted, so likely were written around the same time.  This one had to be written immediately after college.  I would assume it was a […]

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Overdone

Okay guys, this is a really old one. I kept debating putting it up at all, because I feel I lose the point I’m making at the very end and it kind of falls apart, but, for posterity’s sake. I’m not sure where to date this, but I think the “chat room” reference early on […]

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Single Women

I hesitate to even post this one, but if I start picking and choosing which old poems to post and which ones to designate for the trash heap, it defeats the purpose of having rescued them from the bin in the first place. It’s not a very good poem, but it is a very good […]

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Soda Tabs

More poetry off the back wall. I would guess this was some time between 2000 and 2005. I don’t know if teenagers still do this, but I know when I was in high school, we would break off the tabs of soda cans, counting the letter of the alphabet. A lot of us, for some […]

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Tarnish

Morning work on the poetry videos (so much for my AM yoga…) I’d have a hard time narrowing the time frame on this down. I know it’s definitely more recent than 2008, and would guess within the past few years, but I really can’t narrow it down with any certainty. Tarnish Tarnished Silver has a story to […]

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