If you've been reading my work for a while, you will have noticed that I don't shy away from writing about highly personal, and often painful, experiences. I suppose my urge to write has come from a need to get a handle on situations that have uprooted me and have sent me on a journey … Continue reading Submerged (a poetic personal essay) @ The Winged Moon Magazine
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden recast in Taoist thought
Adam and Eve, happy as fleas in a doghouseGlacial, this garden,without self-determinationThe mother serpent said it was good When Eve tookthe fruit from the tree with roots that go up as well as down,like a nervous system,like arteries from the heart;it was a flea that jumpedfrom the rotting flesh of the giant Now we swim … Continue reading Expulsion from the Garden of Eden recast in Taoist thought
Fragments of love
After: Love after love
after Derek Walcott Today I lookedin the mirror, and Igrimaced at myself, and Igrimaced back, and a weightfell of our shoulders, releasinga deep sadness that rose upand came out of the cornersof our eyes. We remembered that we were not alone,we remembered the many notes, poems,affirmations, we wrote to stay in touchwith our self. The … Continue reading After: Love after love
Sun rouses me, calls me to the windowwhere she stains low-hanging clouds like teasteeping in boiled water.I feel fat with love today after waking from a uncanny dreamwhere streets lined with radiator brush treesled me, Panglossian to have been seduced on a Friday,to you. While sun leaps softly out of the tree topsand plays an … Continue reading Cathexis
Yoo-hoo! Look over here.
“Black Jaguar” by Shanaaz Suliman on ArtStation, digitally altered by the author. Aramis with his constellation coat blinks at me from between the green fronds. I first met him near the Quai Saint-Bernard. That is to say, I met him in the pages of a poetry collection. The theme of the collection was animals. The … Continue reading Yoo-hoo! Look over here.