New Full Length Poetry Book!

Incredibly excited to announce my first full length poetry book, “How I learned to Learn New Things” from Finishing Line Press! It’s a family friendly collection about children, spouses, and the effects of nature on a life-long city boy.
Buy your copies online on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, or directly from Finishing Line Press.
Enjoy a few poems from the collection!

sunday morning pondering

i am wondering
who moved that chair to the space
just besides the door

where i will certainly trip
over it;
my knees finding
the one corner on the chair
that doesn’t have cushion.
i am talented in that way –
that finds the hard points
in everything i walk by,
landing on my ass
with nary a lesson learned.

a discourse in self-awareness

there is this plant,
i think it may be a weed
but no one has told it,

reaching towards a laughing sun.
flat leaves dancing
in ambiguity.

it is living in my vegetable garden
between the tomatoes
and rosemary.

i feel like this weed —
an imposter. a conspirator,

lying besides the long-limbed
flowering tomato plants
lining the flower bed.

another song to dance to

spring rains linger
on the dry grass.

my feet are wet.

the flowers enjoy an
unscheduled drink,
shaking green fists at the sun,

and we stomp around the
yard so that mud sticks to
our soles.

you see,
when it rains in the desert
the vegetables sing!

and me without my shoes,
i can’t help but
dance in step to the tune.