happy national poetry month!

wye oak @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Loud Music (Stephen Dobyns) My stepdaughter and I circle round and round. You see, I like the music loud, the speakers throbbing, jam-packing the room with sound whether Bach or rock and roll, the volume cranked up so each bass notes is like a hand smacking…

shadows, isle of palms, south carolina

shadows, isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. Last Trip to the Island (Erin Belieu) You’re mad that I can’t love the ocean, but I’ve come to this world landlocked and some bodies feel permanently strange. Like any foreign language, study it too late and it never sticks. Anyway, we’re here aren’t we?–…

blitzen trapper @ cat’s cradle

blitzen trapper @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. If I Gave Up (Kelly-Anne Riess) I would have followed you to Edmonton found a job waitressing    babysitting even though I have three degrees a temporary fix while you finished school near mountains where you climb I wish I’d known you when you didn’t know what…