a visit home

he wheezes a first outing into uncontrolled air and it exhausts him completely as though he has been laboring for hours his breath hoarsely stertorous verging on distressed he looks around everywhere the familiar home of fifty years is more than halfway to seeming a stranger his first beer after a week of hospitalization taken … Continue reading a visit home

can’t trust the rice

he is almost inarticulate in his fury almost desperate in his need to chastise her how many times have I said when you’re cooking you can’t you mustn’t do anything else how many times ~ well she said I thought both of you were right there surely you would know when the rice needed to … Continue reading can’t trust the rice

way poem #5: the five steps to wheaten pecks

he progresses five steps at a time to reach a wall a fence that he can lean on air that tastes so sweet is hard these days to come by a moment of rest till the gasps calm down to regular breathing then five steps more and five steps more again it’s important to keep … Continue reading way poem #5: the five steps to wheaten pecks