An Examination of Death – A Poem

Here is the next of this series of forgotten poems from 2000 – 2005. I used to use a lot more structure in my poetry and didn’t actually start experimenting with avant garde/free verse until I was in college. At the end of the poem I decided to add a final stanza to provide closureContinue reading “An Examination of Death – A Poem”

In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)

This year I had planned to be in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery spending today with you and Grandpa, preferably with my parents or one of my siblings. You convinced me to keep writing when I wanted to give up. You told me I could succeed. You would have been 95 today. We celebrated ourContinue reading “In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)”

Is the US flattening the curve? Yes. Significantly? Who knows.

How do you describe that feeling of watching numbers climb and realizing that you’re watching in real time the most global example of what you’ve studied and taught your entire adult life? Dread? Excitement? Existence? When teaching about pandemics we teach students to look retrospectively at the numbers of those that have recovered versus thoseContinue reading “Is the US flattening the curve? Yes. Significantly? Who knows.”