My poetry professor loved to trick us into paying attention by randomly sharing some of his favorite quotes by writers of every ilk. One day, in the middle of a lengthy and arduous lecture, he very quietly interrupted his lesson to share with the few who managed to stay awake that Isaac Asimov once said, “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” My professor then paused, and a smile slowly turned up his mustache. That quote now hangs on the wall of my home office.

Published Poems

 
Construction worker's hands covered in dust

"Give and Take"

Dime Show Review, August 2018