Holy Orders

In the interest of readers' sensitivities, this poem is harsh because it's about the sexual abuse of children by priests. If you don't like that THEN DON'T READ THIS.   Is the Host ready? Did you clean the Chalice? Are all the napkins lined up? Fair play, boy, you’re a sound man. Come and see…Read more Holy Orders

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Stray Dog

A stray dog, curious but reticent, sniffs a wall, a pole, watching, detached, wonders how that dating thing’s working? His own life’s reflected disinterest, disregard who cares, who gives a fuck Cupid never interrupted nor paid heed. A smile, a glance of guile and gullibility, the fear of giving, lost in losing, never receiving, never…Read more Stray Dog

The Last Hurrah of a Hungry Poet

Three times we met in the space of a single month. I don’t care what anyone else thinks. That’s not a coincidence. Things don’t happen that commonly, I thought, without a reason, a purpose. Yet, even as I thought this, I began to doubt it. A man can be in two minds, as the saying…Read more The Last Hurrah of a Hungry Poet