Mahalo In The Midst Of Sadness

Mahalo   All day long my quiet thoughts. To venture out into drumming storm streets deep, no use for umbrellas. Oahu, I have placed myself on the lip of loneliness again.   I will go out, now, as the teacher said, to be baptized by the rain.   I like the way mahalo sounds, which…

Today I Remember September

  September   Today I remember September: The dust rising up as we walked, Sometimes alone, sometimes in pairs, Travelers all, from far-flung continents, pilgrims on this particular journey. Each day like a dream, one after the other unfolding.   It’s true then, you never know how something will change you, only that it will….

Why Hire A Poet to Help Your Company?

Recently, I found myself on a blind date. After the awkward settling in at the table, perfunctory introductions and basics, my date began talking about his business, his travels to Japan, his grown children, his previous jobs, his hobbies. I really was trying to focus, but his voice had this lulling effect. Finally, he seemed to remember that he didn’t actually know me…

Let Me Be Able For This

    …Which is why I rise early in the pre-dawn before anyone, or anything can tell me otherwise, and I send this wish out on quiet consonants, over rooftops, the mountains in the distance, pink with hope and honor. Let me be able for this… – Excerpt from ‘Somehow’ from Somehow: New and Selected…