Am I impressed? I suppose.
The bull’s head, the horns,

the way you puff up
three times your size. Still

you’re the same old, same old.
Considerate. A bit of a slob.

Some drool, green as mint,
on your side of the pillow.

Image credit:Matheus Vinicius

I've lived in Tucson since 1953 and retired in 2008 from teaching writing at Pima Community College.

My poems have appeared in journals like Carolina Quarterly, Barrow Street, RATTLE, and New Poets of the American West. 

I'm a passionate supporter of Sky Island Alliance, a regionally-based environmental organization.

Birkenstock Blues, my eleventh poetry collection, was published in 2019 by Presa Press (Rockford, MI).