Category Archives: Poetry

Postcards of the Tom’s River Bridge

I The Tom’s River Bridge climbs over a bay, nor is it named for Tom, for there’s no mistakin’ a river and a bay and a river named Tom and…

This Feeble Kitchen Match

This feeble kitchen match
leans the way a magician’s cane
strikes the stage in flames
doves and all, shaking more dust
from that same darkness
each match shares with stars
left behind…

Maybe if Someone

Maybe if someone
Stopped to look at graffiti
I don’t mean glance I mean really look
As if it was a Picasso, a framed beacon on a blank wall
Before replacing it with their own
Not criticize the gangs who are responsible
But analyze, decode
The way we do with artifacts born millenniums ago