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"Tikkun Olam"

"Death is all around you"


"My Boy, Seth"

"Baby Love"

"Trees in a Hurricane," The Rainbow journal 2015 and Tiny Seed :Literary Journal. 2020

To Her Importunate Lover," Ravensperch, 2021

"Three Aspirins and a Cat in the Morning" Viral Cat Press, 2010

"The World is Cruel," Heyday Magazine 2014

"A Boy Leaves His Mother, Cyclamens and Swords, 2015

"Belly to Belly," Hazardcat 2010

"Five poems," Awakenings review, 2019

To his coy mistress

by Andrew Marvell, 17th Century


by Andrew Marvell

Had we but world enough, and time,

This coyness, Lady, were no crime.

We would sit down and think which way

To walk and pass our long love’s day.

Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side

Shouldst rubies find: I by the tide

Of Humber would complain. I would

Love you ten years before the Flood,

And you should, if you please, refuse

Till the conversion of the Jews.

My vegetable love should grow

Vaster than empires, and more slow;

An hundred years should go to praise

Thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze;

Two hundred to adore each breast;

But thirty thousand to the rest;

An age at least to every part,

And the last age should show your heart;

For, Lady, you deserve this state,

Nor would I love at lower rate.

   But at my back I always hear

Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;

And yonder all before us lie

Deserts of vast eternity.

Thy beauty shall no more be found,

Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound

My echoing song: then worms shall try

That long preserved virginity,

And your quaint honour turn to dust,

And into ashes all my lust:

The grave’s a fine and private place,

But none, I think, do there embrace.

 Now therefore, while the youthful hue

Sits on thy skin like morning dew,

And while thy willing soul transpires

At every pore with instant fires,

Now let us sport us while we may,

And now, like amorous birds of prey,

Rather at once our time devour

Than languish in his slow-chapt power.

Let us roll all our strength and all

Our sweetness up into one ball,

And tear our pleasures with rough strife

Thorough the iron gates of life:

Thus, though we cannot make our sun

Stand still, yet we will make him run.

To Her Importunate Lover or Move Over, Marvell 

by Janet Garber


Had I but lust enough and time, 

This pawing, sir, were no crime. 

I’d dally gladly on your knee, 

And let your hands roam mainly free 

You sir should bonk me once or twicely, 

Put it to me oh-so-nicely, 

Round and Round we’d go. 

And why not Insert your sword into all slots? 

Tit for tat, tat for whitest tit, 

Forgetting not my lady bits! 

What rush is there you ask, my man, 

The fire’s sizzling in the pan! 

Delay, you risk a change of heart, 

A drawing back of every part, 

A sidewise glance at other fruit 

A lightened step, a fast salute. 

So au revoir my little knight, 

‘Tis not for naught; ‘tis not for spite. 

Your manners so impeccable. 

Turn my lust imperceptible.

Pray let me go as off I must 

Unless my ardor turn to rust. 

Yon lord does turn a twinkling eye 

Upon my self, I dare not lie. 

His well-trimmed beard, his massive hand, 

My heart leaps up. He’s quite a brand  

Off go I then to ___ with him, 

My fate is not to be Ms. Prim. 

My best to you, oh tardy knight, 

Perhaps one day you’ll get it right 


Secrets, Bohemia, February 2014, Vol. 4, No. 2

Mamie Mine, Apologues of Erotica, North2Southpress anthology, 2014


Losing Face, Pen2Paper contest finalist


Shishkosh, Newtown Literary Journal


Are You My Son? Zimbell Press, Dark Monsters anthology, January 2016.

Undercover Cat, Forge Literary Magazine

"The day Lin Mee blew up her house, with husband Wei inside, she made sure their daughter, Ming, was at a sleepover. And that was the very day Ming, 15, decided to “go all the way” with her boyfriend, forever conflating her transgressive act of lying atop him in his small attic room, pumping away with all her might, with the death of her father, and presumably, her mother."


"Are You My Son?" Zimbell Press 2016

'Undercover Cat,' Forge Literary Magazine, 2016

"The Flap of a Single Wing, Writing Tomorrow, 2013

"Werewolves, Beware! Growing Pains, Sinister Saints Press

'To the Manner Born," Every Family's Got one, 2022

"Milou is Here," Birthing Magazine, 2023 and Tulip Tree 2019

'Secrets," Bohemia, 2014 and Kind of a Hurricane press 2016 

"Memory Box," Infective Ink 2015

"Company Wife," When Women Waken, 2014

"Shishkosh," Newtown Literary Journal, 2014 and Tigershark Publishing, 2016

"Losing Face," Pen2Paper contest finalist, 2014

"Monster Mash," CommuterLit 2016

"Ponytail Man,"CommuterLit 2016

"Night Tavern," Medium, 2016

"Three Gentlemen Callers," 2017 bellaonline, 2017

"Carlos/Carlita," Greywolfe Anthology 2017

"One Doesn't Trifle with Love," San Diego City Works Journal, 2017

"O Brave New World," RavensPerch 2019

'Creation, Inc." RavensPerch 2020

""The Bite," Jack Walker Press, Friends anthology, 2020

'Stranger on the Plane,", 2020

"Family Values," BoomerCafe, 2020


"Too Late," Working Mother Magazine, 2011

"On Perseverance," Minerva Rising, 2014

"Success Story," Writers Weekly, 2014

"Nothing Lasts Forever," Mamalode, 2016

"A Closet of One's Own, Longridge Review, 2016

"Desperately Seeking Acceptance," Talking Writing, 2016

"Yo, Ma. . .What Was I Doing Anyway?" Monkey Star Press, 2016

"Reflections on Thirty Years in Human Resources," SHRM Online 2016

"Where the Bodies are Buried," Transition, 2018

"Desperately Seeking Soulmate," Chicken Soup for the Soul, Miracle of Love, 2018

"How to Care for  Yourself When it's Your Job to Care for others," Your Workplace 2018

"Filling in the Blanks," NYT Solver Solutions, 2019

"How to Appease a Sports Maven, Baseball Bard, 2022

"Picking Up the Pieces,"