I wrote you a letter yesterday, while the sun slid down, our son squalling in his sheets. I wrote, I filled three sheets word by word, letter by letter before I turned the lights down before I sang him down to sleep, and down came the rain in rivers and in sheets. This much is … Continue reading What I wrote
News: Dreamers 2020 Haiku Contest
I'm pleased to say I've won an honorable mention in the Dreamers Creative Writing 2020 Haiku Contest! I submitted on a whim, but I really do like my little poem. While I love writing poetry (especially formal poetry), I don't consider myself a poet. I do like poetic language, and try to incorporate some of … Continue reading News: Dreamers 2020 Haiku Contest
Things my mother taught me
i. Hold in your stomach Smile He only does that because he likes you They do not care how smart you are You look so pretty in green ii. That girl, she's had sex You can tell by how she walks the sway in her hips the way she flashes her teeth That girl is … Continue reading Things my mother taught me
幼稚園 a red backpack bigger than you 一年生 gap-toothed smile and mismatched socks 二年生 an uncaged bird on wheels, not wings 三級 knowing the ropes brother in tow 四年生 torn shirt and wounded heart 五年生 solid as a tree with deep roots
Letter to a skeptic living 50 years from now
Most likely, you think we commercialized love...