I’m published with some of the other members of Austin Poets’ Union at Skyway Journal.
I started up a poetry blog with the best poets I know. It’s called Austin Poets’ Union and we’d really appreciate it if you could give us a warm welcome by following our page. Thank you all!
the fire recedes from the sky and we know it’s autumn
four months of autumn and eight months of summer
that’s what we get now
i relish these months when dusty coats can find their place in circulation again
and you can see your breath:
making each exhalation
a visual affirmation
that you are alive
I write this poem every year
a love poem to autumn
in the hopes that she might stick around a little longer this time
it’s an exercise in diminishing returns
because the sun won’t be happy until it swallows the world
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I’m in the third grade and everything is a library
Mrs. Griswold is a haggard old piece of gristle and she hates everything
I am reading about dinosaurs and Greek mythology
It is summer and I am in school as part of some educational experiment
they speak to me
they say“I too was unwanted in this world
but look how glorious I was.”
Greek mythology she speaks to me
she says“Here is something too magnificent to be believed
Here is something holy
fallen into disrepair.”
And Mrs. Griswold can only scowl in reproach
as I indulge wonders she long ago denied
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