Poems

Dinwiddie County Fair

Everything starts ten minutes after dark. The ticket line already spans from where the gates are opening to this gravel …

Autumnal, Kansas

  The sun peaks lower each day, arcing back           behind the trailer park and into …

Thanksgiving Day Parade

  Cousins in this prison town bloated with step relatives and time, you and I grew cynical and fifteen. Grandmother, …

Triticum Durum

  Durum wheat’s taller this summer, or else the Ropp widow is   shrinking. She never kicks the feral cats …

Strawberry Pickers, Nauvoo

  Eleven thousand years ago the last glacier scraped through this field.   Transmuted by the new sun, struck dumb …