"december gifts-ii" is a repeat poetry chapbook project for the 12 days leading up to and including Christmas 2022. I invited friends to suggest a topic, then wrote them a poem based on their request. Signed copies are available for $8.00 which includes postage.Email me to order.

i must go back
	for Emily Hilbert

a thousand postcards could never
quite capture the colors
of that day, that place

where my dreams pull me
where every waking is wonder
where the sun, the moon,
the wind, the rain call
my name, call my name

where melodies wait
for my simple solo voice
songs i surely know, words
half-forgotten, whispers
of belonging, a yearning
a turning homeward

i know i must go back
to where i've never been
friend, oh won't you 
come with me?