April 16, 2016

Of Souls That Smoke Through Perfidy

Between a puff of cannabised air and sips of carbonized swill, the old man dropped an inquisition: Church for you anymore? As if he half knew, half […]
March 14, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Prayer To Be

It gives me no great pleasure to ask this, Lord. But just the same: help me. Help me to see that I have feet to walk […]
December 11, 2013

Too dash, who dash

Too dash, who dash through the bounding quick of prickly prayer? Like chalk marks on a jail side: two Hails to go until my freedom there! […]
December 1, 2013

A Poem-Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent

You came into this world with a tattered welcome, Son— with seething happinesses and coffee blacked and bitter. You came, and here we lie— a fractured […]
November 7, 2013

Now in the breath of morning

Now in the the breath of morning, now in the heat of day; now wrestling with a thousand demons crawling o’er my way; Now in the […]
October 18, 2013

A Bedtime Prayer

O God beyond all names: In the convolutions of this life, Give me the clarity and strength of spirit to pass the temptation of pettiness; to […]
July 10, 2013

A Nighttime Prayer

In the quiet alcove of the darkness lurking wild above my bed, and in the soporific hush of night-lights pressing on the black, I rend my […]
June 18, 2013

If I cajole a prayer

if i cajole a prayer from smoke-damp, soporific air, and hush then, bowing head as clinging, hand in hand, to faith— there stumble words from tongue […]
June 3, 2013

Sinners’ Salve (The Way of the Cross)

the finch i see that sits upon a tree— he walks the plank, one span’s end to end— he stops and howls to the anxious wind, […]