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Letting It Go

Letting It Go I’m walking on my birthdayand this timeI’mletting it go. Headline!Waistline!Toe the line!Morning line! I’ve stopped stoppingat all the roads not taken(you know the ones I mean) because here’s the joke:every road is a dead end. So I’m just walking on my birthdayand letting it go. In my throat, regret.On my tongue, mourning……

DANCING THE POETRY

In 2012, I had the great privilege of performing my poems with the celebrated choreographer and dancer Shizuno Nasu and percussionist Gene Tamashiro. The performance was titled “Dancing the Seasons.”   Shizuno was brilliant and terrifying and moving!   This experience transformed the way I look at “reading” poetry.   See the video of “Spring”here…

BRIGHT NEW YEAR

January 4, 2014 Two days of thunder and lightning, torrents of rain, flood warnings, the sky cracking and slamming and booming and blasting! And wow, did it just run all that old energy of 2013 right out of here! Banging out the old, banging in the new, clearing the air and  pouring that champagne effervescence…