Final poem of a forthcoming collection, Stirrup of the Sun & Moon

“You are the mash-up

of what you let into your life.”

Austin Kleon, author of Keep Going and Steal Like An Artist


“All learning requires tuition.”

LaRue Owen, Sr.


These minutes turn as pages in a great book.

Hours become dogeared reminders.

These months have been gates over a path.


Having felt the direct touch of The Rainmaker,

this heart-mind is now a fish out of water.

Falling from a net that has held me all this time

into the bottom of a boat I already know is sinking,

I now dream in the language of rivers surrendering to oceans.