red poinciana

living under the spread of royal flamboyant orange red flowers a childhood tree in another life boys and girls in school uniform blue and white shade to play in root buttresses to climb over cicadas hours under the tropic sun we ran hard and out played teacher’s scorns arithmetic on hard benches cheap purple ink […]


red flowers rain fell without wind straight down a girl walks slowly in twilight fragrance of blooming mock orange and lingering white plumeria she waves A calm evening waits for a breath of wind on moist skin i waved she is on the phone


paradise is hot if not for breaths to sway trees and ruffle waves ahhhhh breathe in breathe out onshore offshore sunshine is heart ocean isĀ  body and wind… wind makes joy Palms play and waves sing breathe in breath out onshore offshore


The following is an excerpt from a body of work in progress that relates my family’s personal experience during the events that occurred in Saigon, Viet Nam, on April 28th through the 30th, in 1975. Saigon fell to the communists on April 29th. I was eleven years old at the time. Noise and wind from […]

lazy i

i am fine doing the same tomorrow was yesterday more tomorrows less than todays an afternoon nap messed me up felt old and retarded sliding slipping while staring into www. whatever.com hours rolled around on a clock winding or unwinding? what am i doing? someone else needs the time i am losing. someone’s wish and […]

wiliwili tree

red dirt twin ruts lead lazy turns through lion fur grass waving up to the pu u where blue sky tussles its blond top lonely cactus knee deep in the velvet sea miming to each other with ridiculous poses a grand naked orange tree branches busy trunk twisted stand divided back to its younger flirtatious […]


I missed the last south bound bus. Just one more thing she wanted me to do. I wanted to scream at her to let me go, let me leave. But I am afraid, I am afraid of everything. She came to me at the last minute because she knows that I have no life outside […]