Atlantic City Steel Pier in the 60s

Atlantic City 1964

That summer I left my childhood behind.Grandma arrived in her ancient Oldsmobilegiant sugar cookies nestled in tissue paperin a Poughkeepsie ...
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Selfie with Juan

Seeing You in the New Hampshire Light

Posted a selfie of the two of us(Would that be an us-ie?)Kept looking at your face in the photoSomething was ...
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A Love Poem to Poetry

Not given this gift of wordcraft to speak of love, inner peace, gratitude…I wear this poet’s coarse cloak as a ...
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The Great Adventure

adventure: an exciting or unusual experience that usually involves risks. “Best wishes on your new adventure!”our friends called from the ...
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Room with a view of a cement wall

Moving to New Hampshire

It felt like biting into an unripe persimmon.The furry fuzzies curled my tongue.This is not at all what I expected ...
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In the moment

He put his hand on mine as he often does just before we end the day. And then the cat ...
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Defeat

Despite how the movies always ended, there was never really triumph of good over evil. There was only postponement. A ...
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Burnt sage

Burnt Sage

The flames began like a dry-heave migraine how did we miss the warnings the auras flashing on the periphery the ...
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A Sense of Sourdough

This began as a recipe for my blog, then became a poem. Is it a recipe? Is it a poem? ...
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The Amazing COVID 19 Magic Show

Quicker than the eye, you fling your cape over the facts. It’s all a hoax! You tweet. This suffering isn’t ...
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Breakfast in Bed

Opening my eyes to exit the stage of an instantly forgotten dream, I find myself at the edge of the ...
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It’s Okay to Feel this Way

In a recent visit to my doctor, I thought about telling her how extremely sad I am and that I ...
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So Began the Last Chance Decade

Ten years, that’s a conservative estimate, a window where we can still impact the fate of planet earth. A window ...
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Triptych

Sixteen Remember feeling invincible. Indestructible. The cautions of elders slid off your ears, unheard. Carlos Hernandez, of the indigenous Guatemalan ...
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Like That

Like That by Jeeni Criscenzo November 2019 Thoughts on the sudden passing of a poet I’d only just met. It ...
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A Nice White Principal without Principles

Twenty years you’ve dedicated your career to them, the kids in Southeast. What a hero you are, being there for ...
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Hawk's Tree in Tecolote canyon

Nobody’s Right, If Everybody’s Wrong

A murder of crows caw out of key (or so it seems to me) from their perches on the Jacaranda ...
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The Little Girl in the Lime-Green Jumper

A little girl, in a bright, lime-green jumper, stole the show tonight. Her mama was playing the jarana and singing ...
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Just Three Doors Down

We live just three doors down from the sea of inhumanity, always close to the possibility that we are sixty ...
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The Hearing

I watched him,  like an elk exposed on the plains,  spotting a lion in the grass,  hair standing at attention ...
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The Stroke of His Pen

I’m too bone weary to keep doing this work over and over again, when it’s so easily undone by a ...
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