Starlight on a Small Town

Constellations and cities of stars Shine down on small towns, on ours Shine down on constellations of static men The sparkling worlds above shine on dying stars below   Stars, undimmed by our small shoddy brightness Not light from rundown stations, rundown stores, rundown lives No, […]

Quintains for City Sunrises and Sunsets

What is a cinquain?  Defeated skyline sags in shadow Shadow hides invader night Streetlamps shoot out stars with lighter bows Lone firefly sentinels hold to their light The defenders await day’s sight   The beaten darkness retreats Proud buildings wake from witched sleep The phoenix city […]

Writers Are Sorcerers

Have you ever wished you could change reality just by uttering a few words? Who hasn’t? We remember every magician or wizard story we’ve ever read. We remember the enduring appeal of stories like Harry Potter, the enduring allure of characters like Gandalf, […]