Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I only really appreciated how well I knew German,
when I realized how poorly I spoke French.

Monday, March 30, 2009


The low briar
nestled green and dry
beneath the ledge


The people you have to fear most
when you run outreach programs
for the poor, or the transgender,
or the pregnant children aren't
the diehard opposition --
they're the people
about to use the programs
and come in peaceably,
the ones on the brink,
the ones who,
through their own windows,
throw bricks.


House session may bore
Remonstrances, Bills, Motions...
Hey Guys, I brought balloons!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


It's really easy to feel like
you've screwed it all up.
Even though you've only verified
that you blew the last half of the
last problem on the
last assignment.

Sampling error, pshhh.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I've been leaving myself little necessities
here a granola bar, here a bit of chalk
or a pen.

If past Max helps out present Max,
imagine what present Max can accomplish
even if he forgets to pack a lunch.

Who knows? Maybe he'll find a bag of
trail mix, fortuitously left ahead.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The image that will haunt me.
One last daring glimpse through the curtain,
of the Tina Fey eyewear.
As if to say, I'll be back.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Today is the day we show
how silly we all are.


is what it is.
Flat moments,
lines of logic and reason,
expand to follow
the line of the science,
where you see what has been done
and what remains.

Maybe more importantly, why.


The intangible to which
the great art aspires.

Some classes, you see that
the symbols on the page,
the interactions represented,
are not concrete.
They are the view of
things to come.