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.

Wonders Will Come, October 2017

Inside the frame, two angels stand alone,
point their gaze to the distance of mauve and blue,
attuned to something not yet revealed,
an impulse finding shape in the swirl of clouds.