Thrilling! Talking Pictures is now officially available. I'm a little speechless now that the publisher's link is up. I'll let the poems speak (talk) for themselves. These are a selection from the section titled "J & J."
Aches, bunions, corns doctors examined.
Festering grumble held intact. Jack’s karyo-
Lymph manifested nearly orphic pain. Qualified
Radial sensors targeted unusual veins, while
X-rays Y-chromosomes zapped. Zones yielded
xeric weltschmerz , vast unrequited temporal
sadness: restless, quivering, perpetually
overwhelmed, needing menstrual love.
Kind Jill, indigent heroine, gracious
Faun, eased despair. Calm brow arched.
Just as he
Aches & knows its source but
Can’t know the source,
Knowing instead he must tread
Around it, she too
Needs to find the substance of her
Dreaming. Together they walk,
Jack & Jill, toward the rising mist
Ill-equipped to confront their
Longing, but bravely refusing to
Leave it any longer.
There's 50 pages of this stuff! Only $15.00. Click on the picture. It'll take you there.
So much for shameless self promotion. I'll report from readings when I get there.