A Preference for the Madness

when I see a man alone
in a shopping center parking lot
flailing his arms like a dry land drowning victim
I expect him to be insane – or engrossed in a manic episode
but all too often, he’s simply wearing a tiny telephone earpiece
quoting disappointing sales figures or bickering with his girlfriend
and the closer I walk – and as the truth sinks in more deeply
the more certain I become that I’ve somehow been cheated

Original Poems

Thanks to Praxis Magazine for publishing my poem Coffee Shop.  Stay tuned for news of two additional poems recently accepted for publication.

Meanwhile, here is a video poem I posted on my Giants of Diving YouTube page.