“Borderlands” issue #47

I’m pleased to announce that I have two poems appearing in the Winter 2018 issue of the Borderlands Texas Poetry Review. The poems featured are “Fulshear Farms, December 2016” and “oughtism (22)”. Fortunately, even if you don’t like my poetry, there are a plethora of other talented writer featured in this issue. Purchase link here. Continue reading


oughtism (47)

This time, I will not put myself
through the paces of disappointment.

Here, the sky turns pink,
a rosy, sleepy lavender
and makes the red dirt seem
to glow.

I think of you, and the dirt
beneath your feet, how it reaches
up to claim you.

You don’t have to be good.
You only have to come and walk
with me through the late day,
our shoes pushing the brown leaves aside,
our voices low in the gathering dusk.