Tag Archives: death

the death of edgar

poe died this day 1849

don’t forget to pick up your shoes
dropped off at the cobblers last week
with holes worn through the soles
you’ll need them for your trip

destined for the city of brotherly love
you took a wrong turn
then entered the skull house of usher
while wearing another man’s clothes

lying delirious on the sidewalk
the objects of your desire already
having been conquered by the worm
your mind lost to insanity in the end

how apropos that your tormented life
should leave behind a treasure chest
of gothic horror, reaching deep
into the psyche of humankind

by the way,
what were you doing
in baltimore
anyway?

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featured in Norfolk’s AltDaily

I have a poem, photo, and explanation featured on Norfolk’s AltDaily.

The poem is “the corpse of yesterday” and the photo is death hides in the past and the future. The poem’s formatting is not perfect but it will do. The photo and poem are followed by a short explanation of my thought processes and is titled “Headless Angel.”

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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a chance encounter

Chesapeake, VA 04/10/14

cutting through a small wood
on the way, from my car to work
the dead rabbit startled me
i almost stepped on it
(no longer a he or a she)
i was forced to pause
process what i was looking at
a huge brown eye stared back
as if contemplating me
as i contemplated it
low-slung in still submission
the body stretched out
in order to get a closer look at me
large head hugging the ground
relaxed with ears laid back
“but it’s too close to be relaxed”
making for an unusual sight
there was no sign of death
except for an unnerving calm
but it was in there nonetheless
having freshly arrived on the scene
i broke-off our gaze and moved on

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celtic cross

I am offering a limited first printing (10 prints) of celtic cross for sale. This fine art print is a 13″ x 19″ black and white on Inkpress Media Matte 60 Bright White Inkjet Paper 10 mil/200 gsm. Inkpress Paper has an average permanence of 100 years when displayed behind uv coated glass. Each print is numbered, dated, signed, and shipped in an acid-free mat-board envelope. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

digital photograph of celtic cross elmwood cemetery norfolk VA

$35.00 plus $7.00 postage

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