Poetry by Title


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A Bird Flew Out of My Mouth

A Day for Love

A Dying Poet’s Final Sonnet

A Helping Hand

A Prayer on Walking a Small Part of the Trail of Tears

A  Tour of My Happy Place   

A Very Hot Afternoon

A Very Shaggy Wake

A Wedding Dress Story

Abandoned Boat


Ad Astra: To the Stars

After the Sun Has Gone

All This Chemo Is Making My Brain So Bright

All Creatures Great and Small

An Elegy and An Kaddish for Parkland: Activism of Blood and Parkland Sighs Seven Times

And the 2019 Best Picture Oscar Goes to…

Anne Frank Hiding in America or Breaking the Neck of Jojo

Arcane Torso Mistakenly Posted to Pornhub

Bearing the Light of Seasons

Beyond the Dying Cloud

Black as Pepto Bismol

Black Pieta

Black in Japan 



Bloody Disgusting, Absolutely Horrifying

Body Language

Border Crossing

Boricua Nada

Breaking Horsepower


Cairns and Crows

Catacombs Know No Smiles



Caught in the Prayer Storm

Census of the Living and the Dead

Chihuahua of the Manor

Collecting Beach Glass After the Storm

Community Garden

Cooking in the Kitchen with the Dog

Cop Movie or 21 Bridgess

Core Curriculum

Daguerreotype Of a Little Black Girl

Dead Poem

Death Mask of Ours

Death is like no movie I have ever seen: the commercials

Death is like no movie I have ever seen: The Trailers

Defining Moon Glow

Defining the Difficult Word Inside Her

Diary of Your Last Breath

Dig, Dig, Dig

Doctors Faustus Thank the Devil and the Word

Dog Acts

Do Not Silence My Words That You Hear

Down Flight

Dreaming Graceland or Zombieland: Double Tap (A Movie Poem) 

Dunk the Clown

Earth Rejects All Man’s Anagrams

Earth’s Trick

Eating Sky With Henny Penny

El Lenguaje de los Fantasmas

Epitaph to a Stone


Excavation of a Young T. Rex

Facing It

Fairhope: A Poet’s Dream

Father’s Day

Film Course 101

Film Noir or Motherless Brooklyn (A Movie Poem)



Fold It Away,  My Child

Footballs Are Made for Running, Tossing and Fumbling

For You, the Unnecessary Dead of the American Dream

Gemini Man


God Reads the New York Times and Comments

Greensboro Boys Dream on Dying February Days

Gretel and Hansel Get Parental Advice

Grief Is Everything and All

Growing the Forest


Harriet (A Movie Poem)

Haven of Our Sun and Moon


He Writes, She Dreams Their Sentimental Song

Honey Boy

House H(a)unting

How Jesus Wants You to Love

How to Read a Difficult Poem

Hymn for Our Past and Future

I Can Only Carry You

I am deaf and not your simile

Icarus’ Sister 


In Praise of Difficult Names

In the Cancer Museum 

I See Celluloid Angels and Not One of Them Is Charlie’s 


Just Mercy

Knives Out

La Isla de Munecas: A Day of the Dead Poem

Last Ride on the Arkansas

Leaving Florida

Living in the Mermaid’s Shadow

Living With a Rusty Christ

Lullaby for Your Daydreams 

Lullaby to My Infant Self

Making It- Midway (A Movie Poem)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (A Movie Poem)

Mary Wept

Max von Sydow Made Me Believe

Meghan Places a Poppy on John’s Grave

Memory Monster

Messing With the Sky

Migrant Daughter

Moms Save


My Poetry Is Like This

My Preop Wish

My Voice Should Die on Land

My Wife Is Cooking Hot

Napalm Girl

Neil Armstrong Takes Back the Moon

New Bethany

No Good God Knows No

Northern Autumn and Summer Sun

Nun Sense

Ode to a Peanut Butter Elvis

Ode to Revelation 8

Ode to Stacey Abrams, Star Trek Politician


Oncology Nurse

On this Acre of Unspoiled Comfort

One Million Prayers

Open the Door

On Seeing My Old Tree Uprooted After the Tornado

Onward— to the Rediscovered Realm  


Our 18 Day Post 9-11 Marriage

Our Seven Year Sonnet

Our Very Good Year 2002


Parasite (A Movie Poem)

Pain and Glory (A Movie Poem)

Painfully Clear


Passion’s Cursive Highway

Piano Fade


Porcelain Years 

Plum Juice Runs Happy

Prayer for Old and New Coats

Rain Dance

Rainy Weather Laughter

Reading the Handwriting of My Surname (MOYA)

Red Cup Youths Know No History

Remembering Prayer 

Remember, Remember Not

Returning to the Invisible

River Ode


Satan Has Hollowed the World

Satan Hates the Spring

Sea Church

Seeing 2020

Seeing Jaws Again 


Shadows and Footprints of Everyday Crimes

Sharma Climbs the Stairs

Shelter in Place

She Rise

She Is the Way They Left Her

Shout of a Fully Immunized Nose Picker

Shutting Down

Snapshots of New York City in Stride

Soft Body Memories of Our Grief

Sometimes Love Can Stand No Other: The Love Story of Asim and Melati

Sonnet for My Two Good Little Boys Passed On

Soul Cleansing

Soul Tailoring

South Beach Daze


Spring Knows the Rose’s Scream

Still Life

Teacups Over Yellow Stars

Tell them about the dream, Martin.

The Boy Who Dances in the Light

Tiananmen Knows No Ghosts Now

The 67th, 68th, 69th Blow 

The At of Dying

The Blue Lurch of Train in Time

The Boxer

The Butterfly Effect

The Call of the Wild

The Chair and the Light Pulsing on Its Rails

The Crazy Horse Monument Faces East  

The Cursing Stones

The Dead Mother’s Children Kneeling in Love

The Deaf Listen to Their Poetry

The Donkey Braying in the Manger of the Lord or How the Jerusalem Donkey Got Its Mark

The Driver

The Forgetting

The Fossil Soles of Refugees

The Genocide Field

The Gift

The Gift of Strangers

The Good Liar

The Great Horned Night Owl Screeches My Name

The Hand 

The History of the Stone from David’s Sling

The Killer Poem

The Last Piece of Cake

The Lighthouse (A Movie Poem)

The Logic of up, Down, Hell and Death

The Loneliness of Moving Spaces

The Lord’s Palace Is Us

The Loss of Words

The Love Candle

The Love Stories and Tragedies of Trash

The Mayas of the Old Beehive 

The Mentor

The Minotaur’s Triumph 

The Missing Sock Always Knows Where the Other Is

The Mold

The Nacre of Cancer

The New Flood

The Numbers

The Only Needed Wall

The Orangutang Falls

The Other Blessing Before the Curse

The Parisian Chimney Sweep Knows the Night

The Poet’s Gun Is a Rose

The Port

The Shining 2 or Doctor Sleep (A Movie Poem)

The Song of Names

The Plains Weavers

The Poppy Influencers in Flanders Fields

the rapist god

The Red Bicycle

The Cursed Land

The Sea Grape Remembers 

The Serpent in the Manger Straw

The Singularity or Terminator: Dark Fate (A Movie Poem)

The Star

The Two Popes 

The Walnut Street Bridge Hides Its Sorrows

The Wave

The Whale

The Wolf’s Interrogation 

The World Is Full of Missing Things

The Yellow Bus Stop

The Young Doctor Smells No Plague Flowers

Time Pieces

Today, I Will Be the Promise


Trying to Sing in Italian

Unbearable Pains


Van Gogh Paints His Final Vision

Veteran Day

visiting Smithsonian museums with my sister

Waiting for the Hungry Ocean

Waiting on the Promise

Washing the Corpses

What a Deaf Republic Choose Not to Hear

What a Deaf Republic Choose to Hear

Why I Hate Facebook Potato Salad Polls

Wildfires: California, Paradise

Window Swap

Wind Shear



Yoda Siths the Universe for the Rise of Skywalker

Your First Mustang or Ford vs Ferrari (A Movie Poem)


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