Daily Archives: January 3, 2018

Patreon news

Thought I would take a second to update you all on the Patreon site I use to help support my work.

I’ve had a couple of patrons drop from the site in the last couple of months due to other financial obligations. Completely understandable, and no shame attached.

That said…just wanted to say that even if you can’t become a patron for an artist’s work, letting other people know about it through social media sharing and word of mouth can be a big help.

On my site, even a minimum pledge of a dollar a month gets you weekly patron-only posts about the work, and right now I’ve even made an exclusive eBook available for download for ALL patrons — a “Best of” collection of poems from 2017. It’s right there waiting for everyone and anyone who pledges.

Thanks again to everyone, patron or not, for any and all of your support.


Food’s Just Fuel

Food’s just fuel. For me, at least. 
Little pleasure there
beyond that of having
no more hole in the gut.

Taste’s something, sure,
in the moment but 
I don’t savor memory
of what’s good over

what’s good enough.
I know how freakish
that might seem to the 
artisanal masses. I know

you may think I’m exaggerating 
or that I am somehow compromised
or stunted because of this,
and perhaps that’s right, but

you’ve never felt how large
the hole yawns in me or how
it sucks the flavor away
from anything I might use to fill it.