Writing A Poem Before My Wife
Gets Out Of Bed On The Weekend
I have devoured the heart of the morning.
It was red and rich…a sun-drenched tomato.
Then I ate the crumbs of the hours before noon,
Softened with the milk of marvelous minutes
And crushed by the spoon of due diligence.
But all this time you have been sleeping!
The day has practically vanished.
Evening is for the insomniacs—
Sunrise is for the famished.
Among other things, Daniel has been an actor, a singer/lyricist for a folk-rock band, and a union organizer for mental health care workers. Currently an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he lives in Denver, CO and since 2007 has published roughly eight poems a year in respectable literary journals, magazines, and books. He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, Runaway Muse and An Epistemology Of Flesh. Both are available for just $5 each on his Amazon.com Author's Page.