poem up on Amethyst Review Today…


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Many thanks

to editor Sarah Dwyer for choosing my poem deluge.

I began this poem as an exercise in writing thirty poems in thirty days for Tupelo Press. I participated in their 30/30 fundraising project a few years ago. Thanks to Kirsten Miles and Jeffrey Levine for their encouragement and confidence in my writing.

This piece tells a true story about my son and I, about our brushes with death, mistakes and faith…

how we bow/to a god/ neither of us/ understands

read deluge here…

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