At A Time – A Place Raised for Brooklyn


swamps sink

back into earth –

bring together

something which wants

to be known

– fragile yet gripping


at threshold

of concrete

bent to lean

against its womb.


Floors made no decisions

for how to exile


from concepts

of colonialists

set to make a city

where water was

separating strength

of lands

a grassy strand

at a time.




From Stubborn

if a good feeling was all it took

and practice made perfect


how a taste could hang around

get better

aging on tongue


in throat words used before

ask to be

autumn wind


blowing what needs to die

from stubborn trees