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Selected Short Poetry


the man across the street
bought a Hamm radio last week.

he now talks to a friend in Finland
I hear he has another friend in Singapore.

I wonder when he's going to talk
to his neighbour next door.


the jazz men of old
knew ways to wrestle
holy names
from wick notes.

sonic angels of brass
horns parted heaven
with keys to the
gate of our homeland.

a lush lyrical
landscape wild and free
in the map
of the human heart.


demon waves pound the lonely child
left to play upon the shore
swept away she knows the truth
is a late discovery.

a. fishermen are slow in coming.
b. parents are off and running.
c. sharks are often cunning.
d. heaven's a world quite stunning

she thinks she'll have to stay awhile.