Purple Toothed Grin

Month: September, 2014

shooting blanks

The impermeable permanence of the idea
is punctured and brought down by my pen.


my brain is that extension cord
you know you own but cannot find:
an undulating mass of loose coils
unplugged at both ends.

creative non-process

Sometimes you want the nitty-gritty
but wind up with a little ditty;
other times you crave distraction
but find yourself the main attraction.


Home from vacation
and this much is true:
absence makes old toys
brand spankin’ new.

Are we there yet?

First flight with baby –
I’m mentally preparing
to go mental.

Lookout point

Some days I just can’t get to that
place inside myself where I can
stand with my hands on the rail
and survey the landscape of my