Isn’t this what we all do, sooner or later,
try to take back the mistakes, the words said
in anger, the sins that haunt our dreams?
David James’ third book, My Torn Dance Card, was published in 2015; his second book, She Dances Like Mussolini, won the 2010 Next Generation Indie book award. James teaches at Oakland Community College. An interview with David James can be found at the following: http://michiganderspost.com/2015/03/19/6-questions-with-michigan-poet-david-james/
An ape walks down the street, dragging his intestines behind him. They leave wet streak marks on the sidewalk.
“Save me…from the power of the dog.” from Psalm 22 There must have been dogs circling you, Christ, as you hung on the cross, wild dogs drawn in by the stench of death. They moved slowly along the edges of the crowd, their mouths drooling at the prospect of warm human flesh. But maybe I’m… Read more »
David James’ second book, She Dances Like Mussolini, won the 2010 Next Generation Indie book award for poetry. He’s also published four chapbooks. Dozens of his one-act plays have been produced from New York to California. He teaches writing at Oakland Community College
The sky this morning won’t give up its rain. The trees stand perfectly still, leaves up, praying for it. The flowers bow down in the grayness while birds do what birds always do. The air feels wet as if the molecules could spontaneously burst into droplets. We’ve let the asparagus grow wild, a good two… Read more »