Ruminations on “Weightless Again” by The Handsome Family

The Song In That Letter In the letter you sentYou tried to explain to me– I couldn’t understand. YouTried to condense Fifteen years of unspokenWords intoA song you saidI needed to knowWhy you floated–Why you made yourChoices and brokenPromises

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”

To: Route 17 – A Poem

I wish you could know himHe’s everything you wanted He dances with no musicAnd laughs at my jokes And I would bring him homeBeneath the big Live Oak There’s something so sickAbout how I finally fit in How you think you wonHow you saved me from sin “That’s not how this works”I wish I couldContinue reading “To: Route 17 – A Poem”