Friday, October 21, 2016

A Lack of ἀπόλλυμι Experience

  Janine di Giovanni's documentary "7 Days in Syria" obviously made an impression on me. Because of it, the images of what is left of the city of Aleppo are at the forefront of my mind as I contemplate the word απολέσει.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fibro Fog

Fibro Fog

He put a half-filled jar of
roasted garlic pasta sauce
in the cupboard
instead of
in the frig.

He could remember the word "Isolate,"
but the word he really wanted was

He stepped off the curb
against the light,
in front of a semi.

That's when it hit me.

Friday, September 30, 2016


A combination of reading Eugene Peterson's paraphrase of Psalm 28 and the 15th anniversary of the attacks on September 11 brought on the need to write this lamentation.  I was living in New Jersey at the time, and these are the accusations I shouted at the ceiling.