I Am Not a Poet [Published in Our Poetica Anthology – Cathexis Northwest Press, 2019]
I am not a poet.
I do not write poetry.
I do not write poems about writing poetry.
White Guilt [Published in The Athena Literary Review – Issue 1, January 2020]
I suffer from white guilt.
Not that I ever did anything to anyone or
that any of my direct ancestors did:
yeoman farmers, craftsmen,
On Growing Old and Discovering Truth [Published in Burningword Literary Journal – Issue 91, July 2019]
My days are measured
By bottles of discount wine,
My weeks by clean linens;
After We Are Dead [Published in Burningword Literary Journal – Issue 93, January 2020, page 38]
After we are dead
Throw out the papers
And spend all the cash.