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Memories of a balloon launch in elementary school motivates this poem.

Published in The Poet: Childhood Anthology

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Some days, I am just in a mood to write a totally wacky poem.

Published in The Cabinet of Heed Literary Journal.

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Another random google search was the inspiration for this poem.

Published in Dreich Winter Xtra.

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Grandma's Rosary Beads

A heartfelt story about a young boy's first encounter with death of a loved one.

Published in Boston Literary Magazine.

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A poem motivated by this original artwork from Josef Capek, a Czech artist in the early 1900s who also is credited with coining the term "robot."

Published in The Ekphrastic World Anthology

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Reflections on what it means to socialize during the COVID pandemic.

First appeared in Circumference Zine at Pi, January 2021.

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A random google search on a fun fact led me to write this odd historical poem about the origin of roller coasters.

Published in The Metaworker Literary Journal.

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A random you tube video was the inspiration for this poem, which tells the story of the last living man who witnessed a gruesome historical event.

First published in Sundial Magazine.

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Reflections on the life of squirrels at Halloween.

First published in Dreich Winter Xtra.

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Ringside tickets and a boyhood dream come true in a flashback to the 1980s.

First published in The Daily Drunk.

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According to the American Academy of Poets, a sestina is "a complex, thirty-nine-line poem featuring the intricate repetition of end-words in six stanzas and an envoi."

First published in What Rough Beast.

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An Abecedarian about a Paddleboard Race on Martha's Vineyard.  Based on a true story.

Published in Unique Poetry.

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"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason."

Novalis

 

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