01/29/2014

coneflowers have dried. red
and gold shrivel passed over.
the latest bee gone bored.
one light on the crusty brown
globe, a carapace glistens.

BIO:

Born in Anniston, Alabama. Have resided in Birmingham, Norfolk, New York, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Spartanburg, Clemson, Urbana, Marietta, Nanjing, Carrollton, Huntington. Taught at Converse College, Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, Erskine College, Furman University, Kennesaw State University, SUWG, Marshall University. Own IPad and read Moby-Dick again this winter. Think well of some preachers (Roger Lovette, Luke Smith, Ben Garrison). Temporarily in despair over politics (2011). In no despair about being married, with three children, three grandchildren, and three dogs.
MORE POEMS:

03/29/2010
'On Last Lines', Suzanne Buffam


10/22/2010
'My Friend’s Divorce', Melissa Carl


10/26/2009
'Time Passing', Kate Angus