A Poem and Some Pictures for a Friend

A Poem and Some Pictures for a Friend

  What I Saw While You Were Dying   On the way to your apartment I passed a building like a boat. I smelled urine and smoke coffee and sweat and bus.   I walked your dog in the park. We fetched, we sniffed, we both peed. I looked up at your window. You are swimming in...

Shadow Portrait

Several years ago I made a notable mistake. While basking in singledom misery I got an email from an old friend. Long married with two spawn, spoiled with $5ook in the bank, and a gray job, he pressed “send” in hopes of connecting with a dark-haired time...