Cocoon

 I go about my day wrapped in respectability, drowning in duty, displaying my pleasant smile, gracefully answering minutiae, never ruffling the waters, never stirring the stew. But after dinner in the twilight I play the piano — Tear off the mask, rip open the...

Cocoon

I go about my day wrapped in respectability, drowning in duty, displaying my pleasant smile, gracefully answering minutiae, never ruffling the waters, never stirring the stew. But after dinner in the twilight I play the piano — Tear off the mask, rip open the...

Your Eyes

You can tell a lot about a person by their eyes.   I have seen bulging eyes, Bloodshot from allergies, Darting from side to side, Always looking for adulation, Never noticing the downward glances From those who are hurt or neglected by the all-consuming...

When My Love Makes 40 Clove Garlic Chicken: A Recipe

When my love makes 40 clove garlic chicken, he goes to the grocery store and carefully selects garlic heads that are firm and not blemished.  He also buys elephant garlic, for it has an even milder flavor than regular garlic.  It also has larger cloves, so he doesn’t...

Go to Him

This poem was inspired by the sensual and haunting song, “Wait for Her,” by Roger Waters, the bassist and creative force behind the legendary rock group. Pink Floyd.  He, in turn, was inspired by the poem of the same name by Mahmoud Darwish, the passionate Palestinian...