Category Archives: Poetry

Welcome Home

Welcome home to the ocean, the see what happens when you are gone but return and return again I cannot fathom the pain and suffering the desolation of loss the emptiness that is us we were never will be able … Continue reading

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Victory

I wrote this poem in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th. A good friend of mine, the poet Larry Jaffe, and I have written back and forth for years. So it was natural for me … Continue reading

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Umbrella Dance

shivering trees wetting the spine of the world umbrella dance

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Poetry Swoops Down

With this post on a Facebook page I began a new poetry project. It is a bold collection co-written with Andrei Azscara. This as-yet-untiled book will be initially published in India and will be a dual-language edition in Russian and … Continue reading

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Spring Hedging

Spring Hedging When Spring has sprung fight back Like the warmed-over death of winter Keep pruning back the bushes Trimming tags, straighting curves Enforcing strict geometry Until you cut out every bit of wild So your yard is just as … Continue reading

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I Forget

every day I remember I forget more or less less is more [c 1/21/2014 thomas fortenberry]

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Memory Is Up

memory is up before I wake, inflexible morning would again [c 1/23/2014 Thomas fortenberry]

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