My poem “Boreas” was selected to be a part of the Poetry Leaves Exhibition in Waterford, Michigan. It will hang from a tree on the Waterford Civic Center campus through the month of May 2016. Check it out if you happen to be nearby. and send me a photo!
—After Sylvia Plath
I’ve done it again–rushed against the grasses,
grabbing tumble-weeds as weapons, the burst
of anger. Orithyia! She drives me crazy. Like
the beat of the baker’s hands forcing the yeast
to break open, I slammed No. 9, the highway
sign, hooked it in my grip and flung it against
the café’s metal siding. I’ve done it again
—miscreant of the family, bully punk.
If you want the swish of an egg, the suspense
of the soufflé, go find my brother, Zephyrus.
Grateful acknowledgment is given to GTK Creative Journal (October 2015) for first publishing this poem.