American Football

A game of Ravens and Bengali Tigers The corvids and the felines. Playing a game of catch, steal and run On a lawn long enough for a race Of endurance and trickery. Where strapping men Make mercenaries out of their bodies, Courage stretching beyond spandex To catch an oblong flying ball, and drag her home;…

Tristesse

There are ramparts To every man, forged with time Impenetrable, the front of his fortress. Then there are happy places Chiseled in memory, the crossroads with the Knee-high roses and the head-high Fields of gold; Barley, Maize even Sunflowers. Then there are the mushy walls Around my drifting heart, laid in Kleenex Where the tide…