Selected poems written 2000-2007

Once I drew a picture


Write me words

Watching waiting

A long time ago

How far would I get


How far would I get

wading out across the mudflats

the vacuum stripping me of my boots

sucked deep to swim with rag worms


shingle firmness supports at first

yet slowly as I progress waterward

charcoal icing

starts to fold around my feet

accreting burdens I've never wanted


Contradictions to weigh me down

whispering heaviness within my heart