I am incredibly honored to announce that my first book of poetry, Soul Picked Clean, will be published by Crisis Chronicles Press in early 2019!
Crisis Chronicles Press was founded by John Burroughs in 2008. They’ve published writers from all over the world, in every continent except Antarctica, and from time to time give special emphasis to great Ohio poets. Crisis Chronicles recently published their 100th title.
I will also be appearing at the Massillon Library Local Author Fair on Saturday, November 10th from 1030am – 1pm. I will post updates about the book and future readings as information becomes available. Thank you!
“Spread Love like Mustard”
Spread love like mustard
on a reality sandwich,
Lay it on thick and strong.
Slice time in thin layered segments,
press those moments together
Sweet and sour, tart and spicy
Raspberry preserve minutes on
Consume all at once or pull off
the bits we like best: Relish them.
Crunch through each delicious layer.
Let each bite fill us, make us whole.
*inspired by a FB post on May 1st, 2018 from Kisha Nicole Foster.
A shadow flock of birds sails
against the sky, black silhouettes
against cutout paper clouds, swarming,
dancing in air like ebony fish performing
ballet in their small glass stage,
promenades and pirouettes
choreographed against twilight
* image courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.Net
**poem inspired by the Cuyahoga Library writing prompt on April 26th, 2018 for National Poetry Month.