What About Bob?

Who was it said Poems are never finished, they're just abandoned?  I begin writing a poem after I assume some understanding about or appreciation over what I've just seen, experienced or remembered.  Sometimes the poem comes out in one chunk and I let it rest for a while, then go back and tidy it up:  Remove, add, clarify.  Sometimes …

A Message From Mumbai

Last Christmas I visited Mumbai, India.  After the walk I mentioned, I came back to my room and typed a slightly different version of this letter on my cell phone to my best friend back in the states.  A few weeks ago, I planned to read part of this on stage at my last reading, but its too long and …

Getting Your Point Across

How does one write something where all the characters understand the point being communicated, but no one speaks?  This must've been my introduction to zen.  Don't let me re-write the poem as introduction, but maybe I could clarify something. I spent two months on a fishing processor in Alaska around the mid 90's.  Its a shit job.  There's …