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Vincent – HONORABLE MENTION

VINCENT After Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows and The Harvest  Crows crowd the horizon Bleeding onto the canvas In curves of inky black—  In a scythe, in a comma Indicating a pause andA procession, though not Quite an ending—  In … Continue reading

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A Distant Song

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As If We Could Change The Day

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An Empty Hanger

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October Project Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: The Agency of Our Hearts

THE AGENCY OF OUR HEARTS for Claudia   When we are together, our hearts skip a collective beat, joined and ready. The world clocks another tick; and we follow, obeying time and destiny. We pick those ticks of time from … Continue reading

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When I Do

When I Do   Mor-Mor warmed up the pie And served it à la mode I can still smell it now And the coffee That overflowed the white, small cup When she poured the cream in   The past is … Continue reading

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All Assembled

All Assembled   The towers rise where the horizon begins Giant, mute, silver-haired twins Cut of the same shape Throwing sharp blue into a gray landscape   Yesterday you told me about a faun Playing with the crows Chasing them … Continue reading

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Keep Me Up

Keep Me Up   Your voice woke me From a dream of ghosts Who were turning out the lights Thank you For all the ways you bring me back to life   Sometimes I live deeply Into places that are … Continue reading

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Walking the Earth

Walking The Earth   The long-necked, metal beast Stands Harrowing 95th Street Where it feeds on whatever it finds In its deep, black hole Centuries stir and are regurgitated In the dirt bowl Where a building once was And will … Continue reading

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Old Boxes

Old Boxes   I found an empty box of Good & Plenty In a Fancy-Dan carton Of oddnesses kept For some reason long forgotten In a place we had overslept And for people We have long since swept or wept … Continue reading

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