A friend posted a meme that says, “follow the science,” and then goes off into a comment about how there is science that is skeptical of the public health orders and vaccine, and that anyone who bucks the prevailing wisdom around the pandemic is shunned when many of them are…

A Supermarket in Albuquerque

“What thoughts I have of you” today, Allen Ginsberg,

as I navigate the crowded aisles of the grocery store

on the day before Thanksgiving.

In my last minute errands before I slip into the holidays,

I thought this had the makings

of a poem, then thought that you had already…

The Missing Metaphor

In the January morning, he steps delicate over ice blanketed

walks, fresh snow-covered medians, and dog tracked lawns.

He bounces his basketball on the clear concrete court of the community

center and misses shot after shot; as if the basket is molded in bronze.

Finally, he follows the ball to…

Lighting a Candle

I’m not one to put too much significance in my dreams, but last night’s dream, at least the snatches that I remember now, felt different. I won’t tease out too many specifics, but I was playing basketball when T___________ showed up and asked if everything was okay…

True Story

Volumes 2 & 3

Volume 2:

I accidentally bumped this cabinet and this framed picture fell and the glass in the frame broke. Mindy Grossberg asked if I’d get new glass this weekend and I said, “Sure” then headed out to the garage for my bike.

Our garage…

There are no pawn shops in Colorado City. That thought gives me, looking back, some solace to the rapid, albeit entertaining, events that begin there after I pulled into a gas station.

Last minute, I was traveling to Denver for a friend’s funeral and since my partner didn’t really know…

for Randy Abbiati

I’m pretty sure I caught it when I went to a show downtown at a venue that is ostensibly “outside” but really is just a rectangular box without a ceiling and one side (the entrance) open to the street. Unless the weather is coming down between the…

In the early ’90s, it was my standard practice when offered health insurance through my job for me to refuse. I needed what little money I was making to survive, and judging by how often I actually went to the doctor, health insurance just seemed like a waste. In fact…

In the early ’90s, it was my standard practice when offered health insurance through my job for me to refuse. I needed what little money I was making to survive, and judging by how often I actually went to the doctor, health insurance just seemed like a waste. In fact…

Don McIver

Poet, writer, producer, monologist, rhetor, Dudeist Priest.

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