(first published in Anti Serious)
Chatter until it’s banter
Expect, so you can
accept. Sing at your
Make play of work,
it helps keep scores.
Love, snore, engage, detach
Talk dreams and work woes.
on sunshine and serendipity,
aged wine and fish music.
(first published in Open Road Review)
Birdcall will start soon. The room will gather
echoes of a backyard drifting across seas.
The moistness of memory blotches the seen, the felt,
making them apparitions of the once-seen, once-felt.
The neighbour plants bitter leaf to mix in her
tropical fish soup. The ocean surges in her dry throat.
Open the southern window. Hoard unending
afternoons before they get frost-bitten.
Let sleep hang in the air while a
spotted dove returns with stolen monsoon.