Category: Creative Writing

It’s Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day It drizzlesAn older man limps across a parking lotHis arms are crossed behind his backIt’s Memorial Day He enters Italian Kitchen, Tomato PiesBest pizza in town, they’re open, tv on, menu in windowIt’s Memorial Day They are…

Maya’s Constellation

• Maya has a constellation of beauty marks on her shoulder They seem gathered together subtly, they could be bolder • Her reserved non-talking stares and smiles confirm her happiness The cats are afraid of her, maybe they know more…

Life is Short

It’s 2:06 on 202 in Flemington Heading north Life is short • A truck with marble Made in Spain Passes me Life is short • The tractor dealer’s parking lot is empty • The American Flags At the car dealerships…

Litter

95 southbound in the cities, roadsides are littered with car parts & debris God thinks 113 south there are wild flowers littering both sides of the roadway God smiles many inside the beltway while on the floor litter the nation…

Eleanor’s Azalea

• Eleanor’s azalea is in bloom She planted it years before She could see it, from her sitting room  Near her front door • Aggie’s trees are growing strong When I was I boy, she would scold me for climbing…

2:15 am

The air in the room sits still It’s not hot or cold, it’s indifferent  • Plainly, I can’t sleep My mind running in all directions Possibilities stirring everything but the air  • My purpose calls from several directions In silent…