POEM in PROGRESS: AGAINST THE NEW YEAR’S DAY HANGOVER

  Here's the thing: I'm not good at producing occasional poems with any regularity or timeliness. But, after a relaxing holiday break that included some good reading, time with friends and family, a few good cups of coffee, a period or three of streamed junior hockey, and bunches of delicious beers, I seem to have... Continue Reading →

POEM in PROGRESS: LITANY

Another new one, in its early stages. Enjoy.   LITANY Of now, un-made. Of clenched fists and chewed nails, the cotton. Sometimes, all at once. We could do worse. There’s always the ground’s finality. It never lies. We are a surface, we are a tension. We are suddenly anxious. Whet. A verb, repeated, becomes a... Continue Reading →

POEM in PROGRESS: AGAINST ENDING

A new one, in progress. Enjoy.   AGAINST ENDING   The world was still and it held a measure of emptiness. -  from “A Beginning” by Noah Warren     The world was.     Still; and.     It held you and you it, in concert, for a time.    And then.     Then? Briefly, consolation. Wonder. (A puppy and... Continue Reading →

POEM in PROGRESS: SNAKE

It's April, which means, among other things, that it's National Poetry Month! While I'm getting excited to start working on editing my new collection due out this fall from Gaspereau Press, I've also finally gotten back to trying to write a few new pieces. Here's a somewhat worked through draft of a new poem that... Continue Reading →

POEM in PROGRESS: REPAIR

It's November, so hockey season is well underway, both in terms of the pros and my beer league / pick-up skates. That means the odd bit of gear repair pops up now and then. Last week I had a goal mask issue arise at a Thursday night pick-up skate that quickly went from what seemed... Continue Reading →

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