A Reflection On Flowers – A Poem

A Reflection On Flowers Perhaps in early morning dewAs one bud fades into decayThe green of spring is still anewWhere old roots cling in fertile frayBut what of rocks and moss and bark?Are dreams of blossom’s change to sleep?A foolish gardener will prune all changeHoping to preserve rather than createAnd if there are genetic flaws?Continue reading “A Reflection On Flowers – A Poem”

Short Story: Cicadas

I’m happy to announce my short story ‘Cicadas‘ is live on Coffee House Writers! I’m excited to bring my readers back to one of my past homes as I pay homage to a city I love. Richmond is a beautiful city filled with rich history and the kind of muggy summer heat you don’t easilyContinue reading “Short Story: Cicadas”

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”

Things That Influence My Writing: Small Town Gene Puddles And Not Liking “Gone With The Wind”

Listen – you’re going to see a lot of posts involving inspiration from Reddit’s /r/Mapporn or similar subreddits. I love maps and I’m a very visual/spatial thinker. Sometimes these will make you laugh and sometimes these will make you scratch your head because I’m posting a map about the percentage of first-cousin marriages per populationContinue reading “Things That Influence My Writing: Small Town Gene Puddles And Not Liking “Gone With The Wind””