A Life with Bears

I want to focus on bears. On knowing them, and on what they need.

Addendum and Other Poems

The animals are dying. All the beautiful women are dying too.

Affliction Parish and Other Poems

He tuned the future backward as he left the ringing water to reclaim me.

Best Advice

My advice is to take advice with a grain of salt.

Border Patrol

We loaded the packs and started down, into the bluing of dusk.

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-05

Kim Warp

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-03

Cartoon Art Volume 2015-07

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-04

Cartoon Art Volume 2018-09


For years, all we showed her for her pains were two deaf ears.

Clearing the History and Other Poems

I wanted to forget my parents’ slow dying together in Ohio.

Drinking & Driving

Home, I thought. This was the new country I had been yearning for.

Feeding the Compost Heap

What I eat, that heap has eaten. What I like, it gets, but less of.

From the World-Womb of Our Impending Doom

The body passing through its own fires, the hard escape of it all.

Frost on Fire and Other Poems

All roads lead to Rome, but all trails take you to Oklahoma.

Fun Facts!

Geppetto Also Made a Mother

It has its life, returning always to the ocean. It doesn’t care.

Ground Squirrels

Oh, won’t you lie here darling whistlepigs, here, curled at my side?

Lease Hound

There was one lease Homer Young wanted above all others.

Letters to a Young Writer

Not a single environmentalist holds out much hope for the future.

Listening to Angels

Abe shot himself, first year out of high school. Assholes said he was queer.

Margaret Atwood

You quickly find nothing interests people so much as themselves.

Margaret Atwood Words and Music

If you’re not having fun, then there isn’t a big impetus to stay alive.

Observations on Connectivity

Einstein postulated that space and time sit neatly on the same fabric


I sometimes have to laugh because even now, as a middle-aged man.

Once Again, in August

I continue composing my love letter, hoping to love her more.

One Whose Soul the Titan Has Fashioned

You are with outsized footnotes that have tracked across the Internet.

Only in Things

How do wheels and wind-trash weave us into wakefulness?

Packing Out

The danger was my own carelessness, and now I was waist deep in it.