alright (reprinted in memorial of Glenn E. Williams, I)

today is the 63rd anniversary of my father’s birth. tonight i re-publish this work in his memory. it was originally published in my chapbook my grandmother’s posture in 1996. alright sometimes when I’m alone i hear your voice my tears turn  temporarily to laughter sorrows, i forget sometimes, when the only company available are the…

everyday hallelujahs

everyday in my work i am awed by the sheer resiliency of children. what they are able to endure absolutely astounds me. no matter the socioeconomic status, no matter the parental head count, race is of no consequence when a person decides to survive there is nothing that can hold them down. today i learned…

elevated anger: defcon 2

my cupboards empty of wine and chocolate the first signs that this is neither the time nor the place to be messing with my money anger has long been my go to and let’s face it i’m good at pissed pissed allows me to yell pissed allows me to curse pissed allows me to be…

Only Fools Scream I Love You at the Sun

“My one regret,” she came there with the intention to confess. There were so many things she could have said. So many transgressions committed in life filled with the avoidance of responsibility. He wondered if perhaps she would finally cop to the ten thousand dollars that went missing after their mother died. Or if maybe…