Desert weeds after heavy rains

Some weeds are nourishing, and some medicinal;
Some are beautiful, colorful, and downright flowery;
And yet others, even those that pop up one fine morning
as the tiniest innocent young sprouts of green…
are relentless, run riot, and are one hundred and ten percent determined as @#!% to @#!% up your @#!% yard if it @#!% kills the @#!% both of you!

Writing styles

After all these years I’ve finally pegged my writing style — simple, soulful, silly. —“Ink marrow,” 2009

On the days I’ve had too much coffee, my writing style turns to overcaffeinated spiritual warrior. —“Kiai!,” 2012

At age 45 — after thirty-four years of writing — I feel that I’m finally about to break free from my juvenilia phase. In a few more years. —“Self-taut,” 2019