Road to Emmaus

From the May 2014 Print Edition

After his funeral, which of the eleven
opted to find and mend their rotten nets
and fish?

                         And what made them set, again,
the clock to three years earlier, before all bets
were off for them, all odds mislaid? As if
they’d never thought he’d crown them big shots
in the coming kingdom. Continue Reading »

The Grudge

From the January 1996 Print Edition

When he died he weighed sixty pounds, the paper says, and I go out of my way to drive by the address where his brother locked him in the closet, wondering at the blue door, the flower boxes, wondering where the fury started , how early and how hidden the first bruise awaking like a bat, dark wings . . . . Continue Reading »