#One

I always want you here with them

on Christmas morning.
Wake here and see their joy,
and feel their sleep
warm bodies.

I always want you here with them for that.

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Promises

Promises that we won’t call our parting

but at a new joining
in my power
if this lies
like I said when we began

Promises that we won’t call our parting

Of the Day

Syncretic
she says
and twine
to join
the two
combine
one red
one blue
two
sides, no
thread
but twine to combine
thick and mine.

Under the Pie Crust

One of those things
(where you find)
where one minute your life is one way
( a beer under the pie crust)
and the next minute
( in the fridge and)
it’s
( your husband is a drunk)
not.
( bye bye ten years of sobriety.)

Fractured Phrases

Like always,
friend.

You make me write…

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Title is borrowed from Steve Shultz. He just published his 2nd poetry collection called 3: Poems For My Wife and Kids. Check it out.

It’s no coincidence that I’m writing today…

A Reminder

You are writing
books and poems
about loving your wife

Ten years.
Two kids.

Just like me.

And I am holding on till June.