Two New Poems

Helix

Many thanks to Helix, a literary journal published by Central Connecticut State University, for including the following two poems in their Fall 2014 issue.

On Buddha Bay

                                          –for Johanna

 Light off, ceiling fan awhirl

   late-night geckos echo warbled songs

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Songs to lullaby our eyes

   to leave the day behind

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The bone in your vegan curry

   the motorbike burn on my knee

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Release these passport aches and pains

   bury them like turtle eggs in sand

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Self-Portrait:  Ankles Down

                                                                  –Thailand, 2012

Consider the veins of my old feet

   big thick roots of a mangrove tree

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Betrayers of age, craving warm baths

   each new step presses out a path

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Here, at noon, on my veranda rail

   each tan toe, a fresh-clipped nail

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