The Lawnmower Poems

Buying Stamps

Buying stamps I’m handed a book full of flags.    Nothing strange, nothing you wouldn’t expect in an American store, in an American town,   but I ask – What other choices do you have?   Celebrate! one book says, over and over in primary colors.   Another, a page of pastel flowers. I’ll take …

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What Then? After Rilke

And when you agree To the wild And the dangerous habit of Love You’d make of yourself   What then?   What Of the awkward Swan As the night glides in His   Clumsy gait Her Uncertain returning To ground?   (from The Lawnmower Poems, Foothill Publishing, 2019)  

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