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Selected work

The Pebble

Published in Persimmon Tree, Fall 2023 A routine mammogram showed nothing. Dense breasts. Yet I felt a little something. A very little...

Joanie was there to greet me

walked up those foreboding steps to House of St. Giles, Home for the cripple, only 13 years old Joanie was there to greet me Joanie never...

Safe Place

Same time every day; my internal alarm wakes me. Darkness is not my friend. I transition from a kaleidoscope of sensory images as if...

Poetry

It’s all poetry Every moment, every sound It’s all poetry We’re all poets Especially children Listen. listen. listen. Watch me. Watch me....

Emma, the Only

An only child of older parents, Emma is accustomed to life in the suburbs of Seattle. Her parents want to uproot her to a different neighbo

Golf on a Friday Afternoon

Originally published in Persimmon Tree Literary Magazine 1971 Rutgers University; married student housing, both graduate students still...

My Hero, My Grandma

Published in Persimmon Tree, Fall 2023

A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

Originally published in Common Ground Review, Spring/Summer 2020 Vol. 22 issue 1 Rows of homes attached to one another All Exactly the...

Tiny Thing

Originally published in CIRQUE Volume 10, No. 2 (10th Anniversary Edition.) Please just let me make it home. Please. Goddamn red lights....

Justice for All

Originally published in Short Takes, Persimmon Tree, Winter 2019. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to...

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