I am very happy to announce that my chapbook Exposed has been released from Hidden Constellation Press and is available in paperback from Amazon. Some of the poems in Exposed were written during my time in a nursing home as I recovered from an injury which would eventually result in the amputation of my lower right leg. Others were written later and reflect on the healing process and growing older.
An expanded eBook version was created by Soma Publishing which features additional poems, color graphics, and an interview conducted with Soma Publishing’s Sy Albright. Mark Anthony Rossi at Soma did a wonderful job producing this eBook, and I am very proud of both the eBook and paperback.
The paperback is $5 and the eBook is $2.99.
Here is a poem which is in both versions of Exposed, “The cut man”:
The cut man bleeding out
time in his bathtub ballet
astride one good foot, hands
on slippery walls as the other foot
Water runs, water washes,
showers down time an impure thing
runs a ring around him.
Twin terrorists Age and Infirmity strike as one,
some graceless balance,
a trigonometry uniquely his own,
cut man, the mud-foot man.
His balance always off,
his dance of elephant steps.
Water runs as time runs away
Run no more, cut man,
Time to stitch time.
Time to dry mud to cement.