I Left Before the Cherry Trees Did

I love Boston. I miss Nashville. I can say these two things at once. It’s possible to look forward and behind at the same time. . . Although the better thing is to stay in the present. But I don’t do that very well. And the present is homesick. Not homesick for whatever Nashville became. … Continue reading I Left Before the Cherry Trees Did

Ode to Valentine’s Day

I wrote this several years ago for an "I Hate Valentine's Day" themed poetry night.  In a dive bar on some back street of Nashville, TN, I presented a crowd of strangers with the poem below. I brought the house down. It was a glorious moment. Woke up this morning and was inspired to share it with … Continue reading Ode to Valentine’s Day