Ode to My Chuck Taylors

Here’s a new poem, “Ode to My Chuck Taylors,” just for here….enjoy.  Doug Ode to My Chuck Taylors On a listless Sunday afternoon My black hi-top Chuck Taylors Lie waiting on the hardwood floor Classic, cool, casual They beckon me to dance With abandon and intrigue Like lovers of my past and The way weContinue reading “Ode to My Chuck Taylors”

Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never closed, it just cut its hours and came back with a vengeance in the newContinue reading “Hello It’s Me”

Silently

For your pleasure, a new flash fiction of mine titled “Silently,” published at Treehouse (the home of “good, short writing”).   Thanks as always, for the read.   Best, Doug. Brief Encounter: Silently    

Ode to the Blue Room

Happy to report on another new poem of mine published – “Ode to the Blue Room” – featured in the latest One Sentence Poems (Right Hand Pointing poetry journal).  This piece follow a distinct Nashville vibe but riffs off some other things, as well. And, yes it’s one sentence.  Hope you enjoy it, Doug. http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/doug-hoekstra-ode-to-the-blue-room/

Star Parties

Dusted off this one from a few years back, for the upcoming essay collection.  Enjoy STAR PARTIES You might find yourself standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, waiting but anxious and bored, having forgotten how to daydream. Your attention might drift to the tabloids lined up strategically in front of you, readingContinue reading “Star Parties”