Ode to the Sunday Paper

Just in time for the weekend, folks…. Ode to the Sunday Paper One of my greatest pleasures is sitting down on Sunday morning cup of coffee in hand, once twice, three times refilled reading through every section of the newspaper, curiosity landing on my lap like the blue jay at the feeder outside my doorContinue reading “Ode to the Sunday Paper”

In the Direction of the Slide

A new Doug Hoekstra poem, “In the Direction of the Slide,” just out at Edify Fiction.  Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and uplifting fiction content by new and established authors. For our readers, it is all things good or true or romantic or beautiful or lovely.”   There can be a fair amount of post-modernContinue reading “In the Direction of the Slide”

Impermanence

Here’s one I started a long time ago and just got around to finishing . Enjoy. Impermanence Visiting my parents I stay in my childhood home Which is nothing like my childhood home In the same way I am nothing like the childhood me Except when I am The house is ravaged by time, withContinue reading “Impermanence”

Trailhead

Trailhead Past crowds of people taking pictures with i-phones And I-pads, shoulder to shoulder on the boardwalk Watching great travertine cliffs steam and sputter Sending ribbons of life spilling out against a backdrop Of gray clouds and dead struggling trees… We find the trailhead Barely marked and completely blocked By a dozen elk staking claimContinue reading “Trailhead”