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Stars

The last poem in Sonneteer, the 2nd section of Other Voices Read More...
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Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God


Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God
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Some Stranger


Some Stranger
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Mysterious Ways

He comes home to find a drunk, injured woman on his porch. Read More...
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Just Call Me Frank

Why do people disappear? And who is it that comes back? Read More...
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Succubus

Be careful what you wish for. Read More...
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Putting Clothes Away

She reminds him there’s work to be done before they can play. Read More...
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First and Last Time

A Petrarchan sonnet but not a Petrarchan scenario ... Read More...
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Filets de Poisson Mornay

He rose to the occasion, but the occasion passed him by ... Read More...
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Gorilla Glue

I’m not sure why I always have a fake accent when I read this sonnet. Read More...
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Got a Minute?

Another bedroom conversation in a sonnet ... Read More...
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Once

an encounter in a rented room Read More...
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The Fall

a long farewell Read More...
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Too Late Now

A nightmare sonnet ... Read More...
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Some Reasons Why

A poet contemplating his silliness. Read More...
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Sonnets for My Stepdaughters


A pair of older sonnets, written for stepdaughters
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For Once

I found this sentence in “Love,” by Lauren Slater, in the February 2006 National Geographic:“A good sex life can be as strong as Gorilla Glue, but who wants that stuff on your skin?” I had to make a poem for it. Read More...
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Like Kingdom Come

Dancers at a hospice benefit. Read More...
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Not a NaPoWriMo Sonnet

I’m not promising thirty poems this month. I’m not. Nosirree. Read More...
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A Little Grace

God and grace and sex at church camp Read More...
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Weekly Sonnet 2009: A Long Farewell


A more cautious man my age might say A Long Farewell to certain excesses.
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Just Call Me Frank


Just Call Me Frank
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Transformer Poems


My Dog Ate My Sonnet
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Weekly Sonnet 2009: That Summer

First of a new series of weekly sonnets. Your suggestions welcome! Read More...
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Petulant Muse

The opening poem from my chapbook 44 Sonnets Read More...
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NaPoWriMo 2008: One Phone Call


Backfilling a hole in the plot: Jack calls his lawyer from jail.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Hard Rain


Carol and Sue share alarming news in their first real conversation in years.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Don't Mess with Helen


Best friends forever
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NaPoWriMo 2008: Sue, in a Corner Booth


Jack doesn’t realize that Sue, in a Corner Booth, is listening while he tries to claim his hundred dollars.
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NaPoWriMo 2008: High Stakes


High Stakes
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Open Mic

For five years my job every other Thursday was to get on stage with strangers and play music I'd never heard before. That’s
OpenMic
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Some Stranger

A sample sonnet from my homemade chapbook, 44 Sonnets:
SomeStranger
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This Morning's Man


ThisMornngsMan
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