a gift to bring you

you have no idea how hard i’ve looked for a gift to bring you. nothing seemed right. what’s the point … More

drink her.

she was the third beer. i. not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; ii. nor … More

wrestle it to the ground

“closeness,” he said, surveying the congregation. “it’s easy to be close, but almost impossible to stay close. think about friends. … More

men into blocks

if you take a flat map and move wooden blocks upon it strategically, the thing looks well, the blocks behave … More


permit yourself to flow and overflow.

each other’s pain

in sickness and in sickness. that is what i wish for you. don’t seek or expect miracles. there are no … More

i picture you

i picture you leaving your coat on the hood. wallet and keys. the crisp envelope.  we all know what it’s … More

you will eat

you will eat, you will laugh at stupid things, you will stay up all night just to see what it … More

calcifying my shame

  i wanted to skim over that night, calcifying my shame into something blurry and manageable, like a rumor about … More

let us all unite

i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor. that’s not my business. i don’t want to rule or … More

compassion asks

compassion asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, » and then refuse « under any circumstance … More

slow pressing

[[song lyrics to no song]] slow, slow pressing on the mouth kiss me on the legs pour into me hold me, … More


everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More

said and done

there was so much to be said and nothing to be done but nothing was said and too much was … More


there are moments that cry out to be fulfilled. like, telling someone you love them. or giving your money away, … More