Monday, May 29, 2006

Founders Field

Peace in the valley
amazing grace
bass water
fishing upstream
Isaac's blessing
Worthy Blood
Red Gods
a taste for game
actual field conditions
deep enough for Ivory Bills.

First appeared in the "HazMat Review," Vol. 4, Issue 1, Fall/Winter 1999.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

False Casting

Fishes Eddie
mile marker 89
one white birch
and a two day old blood stain
beneath the soft shoulder sign.

The smell of the Beaverkill-
or was it the Delaware?
...competing for the spotlight
candidly groping
the cannonball in tight jeans
stepping off of the progressive
charter bus.

My mouth wide like a Kentucky strip mine
I false cast once
False cast twice.
Not even my best Royal Coachman
would entice that one.

Friday, May 12, 2006


notice the gait change
the moon is full but I 'm not
greetings middle age