Steps – Poem in Leaves of Ink

I am pleased to post that my poem “Steps” has been accepted by Leaves of Ink for its 10/13 issue! Please check them out at


Excerpt: Weathered Fragments, Weathered Souls

From “Rocks”

The little pieces you picked up.
The little pieces you carried once
in your hands,
held next to your body,
smeared onto your skin,
tugging at you:
the fragments you hold on to—
the ones you did not want to leave behind.