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.

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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floyd, easter

in paradise, in floyd county off thompson road on a hilltop with crows and robins singing about how from the ...
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hightown maple songs

i i don’t know why you keep coming to see me i never asked you to; i never knew you ...
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in raphine

when was the last time you drowned in the night? 
when was the last time it found you unguarded? or ...
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bosman in olivet

flesh is grass and flesh is ash and all of it together has been touched with the finger of death ...
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durris road, for h

ja to be honest i knew it was a bad idea but i never turn down a bad idea for ...
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at the bioscope

she said much and spoke so animatedly that i felt sure she must have been drunk before and she took ...
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in oranjezicht

what makes me lucky is i know what’s wrong with me. imagine being in the dark about all that? but ...
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kaapse fragments

i stellenbosch is the kind of place in which a person could lose all perspective; as for myself, i never ...
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