It’s Jacaranda Time!

It’s Jacaranda Time!

Fleeting BeautiesAlong San Diegospring sidewalksjoyful jacarandasburst luscious lavender blooms.Before long they fade wrinklefall crushed beneathfeet to elicit perfume bittersweetuntil kind wistfulwinds do sweep. The Avocet, A Journal of Nature PoetrySpring 2020...
Bird Nerd Alert!

Bird Nerd Alert!

Surprise At sunrise florescent hummingbird pops upfrom sweet-smelling sage, zips to my windowpane. She hovers on helicopterwings, gazes inside to mesmerize, makesme glow with a smile.I realize it’s been a while. Published in The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry,...
Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

With exacting zeal, Tommy mimicsa serious man drinking a café con leche at an Upper West Side bar.Unshaven, wearing a jaunty Frenchcap, energized and spontaneoushe scribbles tiny indecipherablenotes and diagrams with black ink. Shimmering clusters of circlesand dots...
What Are Your Intentions?

What Are Your Intentions?

  Almost a year in lockdown now and with a new novel released into the world my workaholic tendencies have escalated. I find myself spending almost all my time marketing the Anne McFarland Series, or researching and drafting my next book. Don’t get me wrong I...
Help Me With A 2021 Poem

Help Me With A 2021 Poem

  Here’s my good riddance poem to last year. 2020 in ReviewGet downLow downUp & downLockdownDeep downDownward spiral Write it downEconomic downturnPolitical breakdownUpside downDowntroddenKnockdown drag outDowntown marchesBeaten downLockdownDown in the...