Heyday, May, 2018

We wore fedora hats
and ate nickel sandwiches,
played johnny-on-the-pony
and pitched copper pennies.

My Allies, January, 2018

Today, Yousef, I am not with Hamas
Nor with Fatah, Hezbollah, Taliban or Al Queda.
Don’t mistake me for a man of conscience

Rules of Chess, November 2017

The Pawn is always a pawn, a sucker the dealer spots
a mile away, a collector of dreams with pockets full of holes.