Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Room For Doubt

You dismissed the bitterness,
the anxiety, the impassioned
roar of somebody surviving.

The invisible remains,
hopeful that you
will be going away in time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

do not die

we can put
some distance
between the
unnamed next
moment and
us at night
when they head
home and we
stay with the

Thursday, August 21, 2008

the other Americas

behind the endless America
you're supposed to look at

told you you're nobody
and you're allowed to be

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You & Me

look powerful
while the old
Me is missing
some pieces.

Monday, August 18, 2008

a return to normalcy

If the wave--I'm there
and helpless--were to
turn back and out, to-
ward everything I
was determined to
lose, would I put on
a dull, cheerful face?

Friday, August 15, 2008


Open, but protected,
The night approached.

It felt wanted, alive,
And he hopes it can't go wrong.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


until everything didn't lead
to more time

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I reached out to regret
the last thought that seeped out
from the masks that I wear.

Friday, August 1, 2008

just a man

Just a quick goodbye
to the faces in the photographs.

It could have been better,
but the end doesn't deserve
to be treated like
some big feat.