흑자 Jeju through n’ through

흑자 I am imperfect- I admire that in something especially myself : such a dominant weakness in so many other living things I have used to my advantage: to coddle humans into feeding me scraps which I’ll get by on. the tip grew into this burl like the grip of a gear stick. I developed…

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on the adequacy of landscape

i find landscape pictures difficult: the lighting must be absolutely spot on, which is determined by a number of factors you have no control over but must anticipate. your pretty much onto a winner for light early morning or evening, but the afternoon can be a nuisance. the variegation of the layers of cloud must…

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IIIrd publication of the year

i am very pleased to announce that my poem Fishermen has been published in vol 5 of Four Ties Lit Review. much obliged to all the editors of Four Ties & especially to Matt Larrimore who founded the journal & i suspect has been emailing all the authors with good news. please allow yourselves to…

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on the perimeters

  on the perimeters poor street bitch, famished & lonely, tiptoe your perfect parabola, study me for sudden movements, then scuttle anxious bursts in mimicry of all the other homeless dogs, risking the treacherous oscillations of traffic to protect the precious cargo you ferry to life : you must have 5 pups or thereabouts due.…

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about daniel paul marshall

i still haven’t wrote one of these things as i find them very difficult to write; so i shall pare this back like the peeling of an onion to its naked core. i don’t write for a living but i take it very serious. the act of writing & the progression to a completed poem,…

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