外人 (Gaijin)

A slightly different forgotten poem. This one is from December 2014. I found this one while organizing my office and included a horrendous drawing I found with it. Written while in San Francisco, it’s not anything I would submit for publication. I can’t provide insight into the title I gave it, but I’m open toContinue reading “外人 (Gaijin)”

Untitled Poems 1 – 4

Yesterday, I began sorting boxes my parents delivered over a year ago after Jacob and I moved into the house. One of these boxes was a mix of school papers, including some of my earliest poetry. These are the poems I’d forgotten about. Based on the folder, they were written sometime between 2000 and 2005,Continue reading “Untitled Poems 1 – 4”

Ode To The Chesapeake Bay Watermen – A Poem

Today’s poem is dedicated to a special demographic. For those unaware, Accomack County is one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Virginia. Tangier Island, one of our treasured communities, is safe, but if the pandemic reaches its shores the results could be devastating. I’ve been a Bull Islander and a Shoreman, andContinue reading “Ode To The Chesapeake Bay Watermen – A Poem”

His Name Wasn’t John: A Poem

Content Warning: This poem addresses child trafficking and child laundering. This poem is based on true events. Reader discretion is advised. His Name Wasn’t John We play in his backyardConquer the big rock Footholds covered inLight blue-grey lichenWhile he saysStrange thingsTo a five year old mindHe talks of AfricaHe talks of memories:His parents still alive(NotContinue reading “His Name Wasn’t John: A Poem”