Cast Out of Eden: Doll


Like she did to the doll now,

but the glass hands are cold now,

feel brittle to the touch,


as if they could break

with just one careless move.

Cast Out of Eden is available at Politics and Prose at


Cast Out of Eden: The Vase


..but the sentiment felt odd

since the love had grown cold,



like a floral arrangement,

long after the feed packets are gone…

Cast Out of Eden is available at Politics and Prose at

Join Me For A Reading Sunday Night

I will be there to read from Medusa and Weathered Fragments!

Opus Open Mic

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Since 2011 P&P has been proud to offer authors self-publishing services. From memoirs to novels to instruction manuals to staff directories, our Opus Self-Publishing Program has produced a wide range of genres in an equally diverse range of formats, all meeting the same publishing industry standards as any books on P&P’s shelves. Join us for a reading by some of the Opus writers, and a discussion of this unique form of publication.


This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information.

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Excerpt: Weathered Fragments, Weathered Souls

Excerpt from “Dust”

I don’t know where
these pieces fit,
or if they are even mine,
but I feel they are,
whether they are all with me,
clinging to my body
or still behind in that box
that remains unopened in the corner
marked kitchen goods.

Excerpt: Weathered Fragments, Weathered Souls

Excerpt from “The Fragments You Carry”

The box remains to pick up
the rest of your things:
the permanent markers,
the bottle of Tylenol,
the loose change,
the card from a friend wishing you a safe journey,
the receipt from your favorite pho restaurant
and the cheap vodka you had last night.