Genre: Poetry

Portrait with Unknown Dimensions

In Minneapolis, I recently attended an exhibit 
which mourned American soldiers lost in Iraq.
One walk through was enough for me. The artist,

who wrote each dead individual’s name in cursive
on a scroll, makes a statement about the scale …

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[an excerpt from Spectra]


To speak without vulnerability you claimed


the land’s fragrance its honey its plants

translation           I wanted to be back in my language

“back”? /

I wanted to differently be in

another word for being…

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