Category Archives: Poems

La Luna

I walk the path sometimes at nightthrough my yard to the house.I take great care to maintain the yard;nature responds with her blooming beauty. On dark, moonless nightslittle can be seen. On this night, I turn the corner tocatch sight … Continue reading

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Oral

I was probably right to be nervous,lying on my back, looking up at her,when she began to smear Vaselineall over my lips. I grew very tense as she pushed, prodded, andtried to work herself into the proper spots. I gave … Continue reading

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Delivering Papers

Winter in my childhoodwas two solid months covered by snow—late weekday evenings and early Sunday mornings,long, empty sidewalks and quiet alleys;my active young mind wandered aimlessly through fantasiesas my cold feet carried me purposefully along the daily route. I stuffed … Continue reading

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Stage Fright

Every little sound echoes behind melike whispers bouncing with the bright lightmagnified because everything in the roomis white. The paint on the wall in front of me is dull, flat,but the ceramic tiles that cover so muchof the room’s cold … Continue reading

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Shaking

Every time a big truck drives byor a car door in the distance slams too loudI wonder if it’s the sound of one coming. I’ve been out here a year andthe first took the longest to hit. Not long after, … Continue reading

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Winter Rain on a Sunday in a Small Midwest City

I rested on a lofted bedin the single-occupancy dorm roomof my first lover.I did not love her; it was just that shehad made it easy for me. Others before her tried, but this one reminded meof the first girl I … Continue reading

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Want

We had all we needed, but still found ways to want. We played football and smoked Marlboros and formed the first gang our tiny all-white town had ever seen. We stole warm cases of stale Old Milwaukee from the bowling … Continue reading

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