We Are Nothing – A Poem

I first wrote this poem in 2007 in my first semester of college. The draft was the first time someone in a collegiate academic setting told me I should consider being a professional poet. I’ve never succeeded in publishing it, but those words still encourage me. Listen to your friends – let them be theContinue reading “We Are Nothing – A Poem”

A Reflection On Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson And “Decades Of Division” Growing up in Virginia the Civil War history unit always started with Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson – the only president we don’t know the true state of birth for because he was born on the border of North and South Carolina. He is best known as the Original JackassContinue reading “A Reflection On Andrew Jackson”

The Adventures Of Toad – Part 1

“I can’t do anything right,” cried the wood toad to the frog. “What do you mean?” the frog licked his eyeball and looked up from The Daily Flypaper. “People are always upset at me for something or another. They call me slimy and warty and all these other names.” The toad rubbed a foot overContinue reading “The Adventures Of Toad – Part 1”

Prima – A Poem

Prima She listens to the world move[beat,two-three,beat]like old people listen to talk radio.And flutters in her own world,wild thing,she programs an image to her brain: reality it crashes. Much like a ballet,she falls when she fears the music is stopping.[pressing her cheek against her knee]Then valiantly she jumps and spins,[twirlingtwo, three,spinningtwo, three] But eventually, allContinue reading “Prima – A Poem”