brown critique

September 2014

Missing persons cast no shadows.
They don’t leave used dishes in the sink,
nor square bits of body soap,
nor toothbrushes that have flowered slightly
nor notes declaring love, etc., on the fridge.
But growth, and all sorts of things,
are possible in the life

July 2014

whether this is a feat
under the tropic of cancer
or a defeat
is hard to tell
the broken path beneath
rises through the patchwork
of smoothness
towards a heart-wrenching