Helen Sings Blues
The singer waits in the dark
for the spotlight moon. Smoky
night is all around. Her voice feels
so fragile, silent in the wings. Music
rises from below, calls forth the moon.
With a breath that has a sword through it
the song is begun. It is about love and death.
She is that close.
My poetry and short fiction appear in Blue Unicorn, The Cafe Review, Xanadu, The Iconoclast, Freefall, Speakeasy, The Grove Review and numerous other fine literary journals. I am also the author of six published novels, including The Coyote Hunter of Aquidneck Island, (2017, The Permanent Press), nominated for the National Book Award, the Chautauqua Prize, and Foreword Reviews' Multi-Cultural Book of the Year.