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Blog 2.0?

All posts from my original blog poetry, dreams, and the body (an archive of about 350 posts created over the last six years) have been lost due to a software error in the blogging platform. All attempts to recover from … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 21, 2014

Taming wild horses

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” - The Gospel of Thomas, v.70, … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 17, 2014

Updated preview page for Scapegoat’s Cross

I’ve just completed a major update of the preview page for my second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within. The updated preview page (available on my website) now includes the photo image shown ab...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 27, 2014

Men and masculinity series: Volume one

Given that I’ve been blogging for a number of years now, and given that my circumstances haven’t permitted me to write anything new for the last several months, I thought this would be a good time to collect some of … Continue readi...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 12, 2014

romance 101

love is madness hope is weakness trust is blindness passion is mindless. kindness is an invitation to a disaster party a promise made is a handful of snow an open heart is a carnivore buffet she will chew her way … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Feb 3, 2014

Goodbye, masculinity?

I was browsing tweets with the #masculinity hashtag on Twitter this morning and came across the item shown above posted by @Jfallout1212. I responded as follows: “There is a masculine mode of feeling equally as deep as feminine. Men needn’...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 26, 2014

John M. Robertson – “Tough Guys and True Believers”

“Men learn early to ignore their bodies.” “When a man resists empathy, he is trying to maintain his independence.” “Sometimes a man does not welcome empathy. It can feel too intense, too exposing, or uncomfortably erotic...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 25, 2014

pleasure reflex

pleasure reflex into old pain instant remembrance of lost rewards a single breath of sunlight long awaited blows raw wounds long hidden wide open one brief moment of sweet affection shared then withdrawn forever detonates the starving heart into a &#...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 3, 2014

Broken bones and the father wound

Note: This is an edited repost of a piece I originally published on this blog in November 2009. It was my first major written work after breaking both my right wrist and right shoulder, and thereby losing the use of … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Nov 17, 2013

my father’s body

I need to be near him I need to touch him I need him to touch me I need him to hold me. I need to be small with him I need him to be big with me I need … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Nov 10, 2013

D.A. Sears – “What If He Cries?”

I was very encouraged to come across a new post last night called “What If He Cries?” by Diane A. (D.A.) Sears, United States Coordinator for International Men’s Day (coming this November 19). In her post, Diane advocates for women...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Nov 7, 2013

el self-destructo

back in the day he lived like he didn't care if he lived. he tried his best to erase himself to waste himself to throw himself away he spun the chamber pulled the trigger and waited for the bullet but … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Oct 21, 2013

underworld

sex belly beast fear disease shame incest entitlement horrible secret indiscriminate sense of unknown peril in space in time in place in blackness personified a forest of dark trees a night of dull knives a run through a graveyard a … Continue...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Oct 7, 2013

Men and grief

Male Grief: Invisible, Misunderstood, Unwanted Grief is an inevitable part of every human life, regardless of gender. It is also one of the great isolating forces in the lives of men. Male grief is all too often invisible, misunderstood, and …...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 29, 2013

red swan

I seek the red swan the one with the answers I need. I chase her across lifetimes. I connect with her for fleeting moments with the women who give me a small taste of healing attention. I hold her ever … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 30, 2013

tornado song

I sing my tornado song for her but she doesn't answer. it roars in my ears like I'm dropping through the falls at niagara. it rumbles through my belly like a freight train crossing a bridge to nowhere. it echoes … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 24, 2013

Mother’s Day and the Mother Wound

Anyone else feel like an outcast on Mother’s Day? It’s not a festival of sunshine and flowers for all of us. Mother’s Day can be a minefield of emotional triggers for those who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful …...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on May 12, 2013

Poem of the Issue – Austin Chronicle 05/10/13

My poem “losing self” is the featured “Poem of the Issue” in this week’s edition of The Austin Chronicle. Update (07/26/13): Not sure how this happened, but “losing self” is once again the featured “Poem of...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on May 10, 2013

losing self

insane ringing in my bones I fell out of sync with the bees I stared down into a hole in myself a hollow space age mistake disconnected from the heart outward a lost butterfly floating in a heat mirage. (PDF … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on May 5, 2013

Rediscovering the original wound

“What you wanted, you still want.” ~ Robert Bly 1. Wound I’ve been blessed during the last couple of months with another very fruitful phase of deep and intense creativity, soon to end when I return to the world of … Continue...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Apr 28, 2013


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