“Belladonna,” a Short Story

Originally published (November 1, 2020) by Coffin Bell volume 3, issue no.4 Mythopoeia. My boyfriend’s name was Stephen. Stephen worked in a botanical lab where they frequently researched new and evolving plant life. When Stephen would come home, he filled his evenings with discussions on flowers. He adored beautiful things, flowers being one of his … Continue reading “Belladonna,” a Short Story

“The Racist is Always Right,” a Short Story

Originally published (September 2016) in Geeky Press's Bad Jobs and Bullshit: It's Unlikely We'll Be Missed. I worked at a large chain department store in the southeast. We specialized in everything outdoors, from guns to swim trunks, which catered well to the caveman-like conspiracy theorists and government haters alike. He was an elderly man named … Continue reading “The Racist is Always Right,” a Short Story

“Words, Words, Words,” a Poem

Originally published (February 2, 2014) by scissors & spackle. Falling, lifting, jumping, tumbling, writing, reading words on paper, pages, paper, pages. Pacing words to find words to find words to find fine dining, lining the streets with gold nickels and brass plating. Plating, feigning and raining open worlds, open worlds, curl and unfurl, furling, furling, … Continue reading “Words, Words, Words,” a Poem

“The Telltale Heart,” a Poem

Originally published (April 27, 2016) in The Highlander. Clot, clot, clot,The heart,The artery,The left and the right,Stuff the trunks and the arches,Cave in the vena cava,Slip into the segment where the secrets are,Where the paling pulmonary:Beats, beats, beats.Batter the beating heart until it bleeds,Bleeds out the secrets and the tales,Hidden deep, deep down in the … Continue reading “The Telltale Heart,” a Poem

“America is Failing Our Students,” a Poem

Originally published (April 28, 2015) by Marr's Field Journal. Ocean like an ink well, drop drop drop as the people as the people like pens across a page. Dotting “i”s crossing “t”s, dotting eyes, dotting eyes, dotting eyes as pupils listening to teacher speak. Teacher speak, teacher speak, teacher speaking to empty schools of fish. … Continue reading “America is Failing Our Students,” a Poem

“A Science Fiction Poem about Star-Crossed Lovers,” a Poem

Originally published (August 29, 2019) by Z Publishing in Alabama's Best Emerging Poets 2019: An Anthology. I want to write a poem about outer space.A science fiction romance.Two lovers, stars in the Milky Way.Lovers, obsessed with the moon, Saturn,With nebulae and star clustersBecause there’s a spark in – a fascination inThe absence of civilizations – … Continue reading “A Science Fiction Poem about Star-Crossed Lovers,” a Poem

“Daily Life and Other Oddities,” a Poem

Originally published digitally (January 15, 2014) and in print (April 1, 2014) by Crack the Spine. MOVIE TICKET Crumpled crumpling craving of life of social interactions. Entertaining interactions for days, upon days, upon days. Days of new, new never needless, new never needless needling its way into an esophagus. Esophagus, ectopic, endometriosis, elephants in the … Continue reading “Daily Life and Other Oddities,” a Poem