Wednesday, July 29, 2009


in a rush to make the drink he liked
my thumb got in the way
of the knife and the lime.
the blood gushed, too fast
to cup in my palm,
too strong for the press of the rag.
he walked in the door
just as the red soaked through
it looks worse than it is
but he was not swayed.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Things Go Wrong

A cozy relationship
Grew serious, disappointed, troubled -
Maintaining only a shell presence.
A close-knit circle helped,
But efforts were unsuccessful.
A lawyer was appointed;
Little hope remains.
Should have known (it) was doomed to fail.
They had everything...little...nothing.
(It) may be impossible to recover.
Should have paid more attention to all signs.

Words from the article, "Islanders let Raleigh man run scam, investors say" by Thomas Goldsmith, News & Observer, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 (front page below the fold)