The Watery Theophany

An image in words based on Matthew 3:13-17 Soon. So soon it comes. So soon silently a torrent rips across the sky. A wrenching rending thunderstorm cataclysm in reverse. Silently. So silently. The waters bubble and shimmer, hydrogen and oxygen quivering in homage to the one whose cells and humors descend into the darkwater abyss. … Continue reading The Watery Theophany

What is Love Anymore (poem, 1996)

I wrote this poem back in college, in the throes of a particularly intense romantic relationship. This was also during my "goth" period (when I wore black on the outside because I was black on the inside). You can probably tell. There once was a tremor There once was a star That ruled all our … Continue reading What is Love Anymore (poem, 1996)

Christmas Poem XXVI: “Christmas at Darkwater Church”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the past 26 days, I’ve been publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. It's now Christmas Day, so here is 2017's poem. Merry Christmas! If you're not familiar with … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXVI: “Christmas at Darkwater Church”

Christmas Poem XXV: “If Christmas Were”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2016. If Christmas were a cloud, it would always snow … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXV: “If Christmas Were”

Christmas Poem XXIV: “Canticle of the Angels”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2015.  My soul doth magnify the Lord Who saves from … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXIV: “Canticle of the Angels”

Christmas Poem XXIII: “Reminders on the Tree”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2014. It tells the stories of four ornaments that hang … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXIII: “Reminders on the Tree”

Christmas Poem XXII: “Snowflakes Fall”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2013. Snowflakes fall on city streets Slowing cars and crunching … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXII: “Snowflakes Fall”

Christmas Poem XXI: “The Snowflake Star”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2012. I took my 3-year-old daughter to Bethlehem, PA that … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXI: “The Snowflake Star”

Christmas Poem XX: “I Stayed Awake One Christmas”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2011. I stayed awake one Christmas night To see if … Continue reading Christmas Poem XX: “I Stayed Awake One Christmas”

Christmas Poem XIX: “The Hidden Noel”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2010.  They grow up so soon, they grow up so … Continue reading Christmas Poem XIX: “The Hidden Noel”