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Barn

Barn

Gray bones, having defied weather of an uncertain century, prop the structure with proud erectness. Dusty tobacco, its earthy cologne, in prominent...

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The Nail

The Nail

The nail resists being struck folding at the impact is straightened and hit again buckling and bending into its own shape eventually pounded and...

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Forever Burning Fire

Forever Burning Fire

Life is a forever burning fire from which the flame of you fleetingly flickers; before, in a flash, separating and spiraling into its own...

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fence

fence

a wooden line of lovers like rotting fence posts each stake more weathered and hollow than the previous until the last completely broken and serving...

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Jack o’Lantern

Jack o’Lantern

When she carved the pumpkin her hands sunk deep into it then, as she scooped the flesh, she thought of the murder– how the face went soft, yet...

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Jackson

Jackson

Murder at midnight. Scarlet taillights drape a bloody sheet over the Oldsmobile’s cold, green skin. Undercover crickets in the foggy pasture,...

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Choices

Choices

You never asked togive, nor I to take.These, our forced cattlebranding at birth. The advantage was mine.Wrapped in silken, milky skin,blur of a...

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Sandal Dust

Sandal Dust

You are the fourth naildull, twisted and corrodedpiercing the watery heartpushing through the spinesplintering the wooddelivering the poison likea...

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The Pursuit of Warmth

The Pursuit of Warmth

He pushed thebent, iron pokerinto the coalsthe way a manpushes his words intoa conversation heknows nothing about.Mindlessly scootingthe scorching...

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