Someone poked me in my Third Eye and the world spun out of focus. The chandelier wouldn’t stop spinning either. It was that kind of party, disco balls throwing shadows on the walls in some impromptu wayang kulit performance. Through iron grilles on the windows, the moonlight tried to enlighten me. I thought this might be a convent, and looked around to see if any nun was looking around for a nobody like me, a man short on divinity but full of enthusiasm and a certain kind of passion, raging in fact.
of two minds
is a regular contributor to haiku, haibun, and tanka journals. His fiction, nonfiction,
and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku,
KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, SurVision, Haibun Today, The Haibun
Journal, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served
as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).
His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird
Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook
Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was
a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently
of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True
But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You