clawing at the grounded moon #35
each day is kidnapped by my pursuit to carve my whole given name into the moon rock i’m leaving a trail my children have started to follow me they keep adding hearts they keep adding cat ears i’ve kept my lettering medallion thin as always i am fattened up by my children who see the moon as a new friend who see the moon as a neighbor who have explained to me over and over again that the moon has no business here among us isn’t it pretty isn’t it pretty isn’t it pretty
I am the author of nine poetry collections, most recently “Bombing the Thinker” (September 2018), which was published by Backlash Press. I am the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. I am currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and children.