Subjects Suitable for Poetry

Those buttercups that ran along the walkway of your grandmother’s house, and the red begonias she dug out of the ground every September and brought into the warm kitchen, a woodstove, a little table with flowers on it. I could say this, hepatica in spring, green fire upon a common grackle’s wing, the first snow,…Read more »

Laundry Porch

On this porch for years we had a wringer washing machine, a loud demoniac contraption that vibrated and thumped as it played our clothes. I toyed with it, but one day it ate my arm all the way to the elbow, suddenly, like a tame tiger that takes a moment to grab the child. Neighbors…Read more »