I’m so pleased my poem TRUST ACCOUNT has just been published in Wordrunner eChapbooks #48, whose theme was Salvage/Salvaged. It was one of those poems tweaked over many years and really, it’s a tribute to my dad (now passed). Many thanks to editor Jo-Anne Rosen for including it – such a beautiful job she does with these chapbooks! You can read the whole chapbook here – lots of fiction and non-fiction and just 3 poems.
On another note, I’d just like to say that my first online reading went very well and was an uplifting experience! Thank you to all who tuned in, whether actively or vibrationally.
My little poem THE THIN MAN is now up in Volume 12, along with many wonderful others. Many thanks again to editor Robert Nazarene for his enthusiasm! And may 2022 bring glad tidings and good health to you all!
Mist trails the moon’s departure,
tracing an absence through
the precisely ordered landscape
to the brim of the water, edging
toward the face in the river,
circles it and slips away.
Like the moon, and by its light,
my face is a silver coin tossed
into a dark well and wished on,
its frame of long hair
a rippling shadow of leaves
pointing the way to a peace
I can only imagine,
the eyes seeing beyond
the ghostly grandmother
willows and elms,
beyond the standing flesh of me,
the mouth – the missing line
of a poem. I want to kiss it.
I am no Narcissus, but I cannot stop
looking at my shimmering other.
This liquid face has no age that matters,
no sex that specifically appeals.
It is a painter’s first brushstroke,
bold and horizonless.
I bend close and closer,
almost falling in.
More than my known face
I want that one –
a moon sailing
through rivering stars
on a bright path
This poem was first published by the Pedestal Magazine and was
later included in my chapbook “Stealing Eternity”.