Works of verse

Il Herculano è Solo

Herculaneum photo by David Blaikie

Along with Pompeii, the smaller but wealthier Roman town of Herculaneum was buried and preserved when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Here it speaks.


The poet uses the metaphor of an ear of corn to describe her parents’ divorce.


The poet shares five personal experiences linked by a sense of uncertainty.

A Thousand Martini Hours

Contrasting the pain and the dignity of aging. “Working and sweating in the afternoon sun, | Old man joints aching and creaking, | Dust floating up and onto his old jeans…”