The Road Home: Poems

I have been writing poetry for as long as I can remember, but the latter two years of high school is when I began to realize what an important part of my life it is.  My poems are very personal: sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and usually a mix of all three.  As a human being and a scholar, I often use poetry as a way to come to grips with things like “history,” memory, time, and space.  Feel free to let me know what you think; feedback in valuable to me, and, good or bad, it’s nice to know that something I’ve written has affected someone.

todd lake departure

to lie here on this old pillow listening to the endless calling of the night to the night the tent ...
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fragments for leaving emery

i all according to plan—including the driving rain up Storey to Low Street to Parker and the train station, poncho ...
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the medicine of silence

—i— you are here for not twelve hours and you say “i want to write a book about silence”: this ...
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big daddy’s, boquete

it is not a crime to live in paradise: if you can afford it, do so. you can grow a ...
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for rudolfo anaya

literally a golden fish, i could not believe my eyes as they were, still red from a terrible attack in ...
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fragments for laertes

i it was an improbable couple of days; i would not have seen it coming even a year ago; the ...
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clarendon boulevard

i have a very strong memory of standing at schmitz’s gas station in my cap and gown thinking this is ...
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haikus for monterey

fat drops of slow rain come with that spring smell mud and naked easter grass. i got home before the ...
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a comprehensive examination

1. why do you think he is single? to what extent are structural forces to blame or is it rather ...
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the song of moses, roanoke

i i will not go into that church, i told myself, i cannot be there, it is forbidden. ii what ...
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