All poems are free,

the only way they’re meant to be.

But if you’d like

a personal copy,

I’ll write you one for $10

and put it in the mail.

American Moment

Miami, 2018

It’s a powerful moment we’re gripped by

when Pakistani women push for change

unfettered by gender oppression,

when Saudi woman take their place behind the wheel

and make haste with their right to vote.

But wage equality remains yet to be met

in a country once admired,

and the language reserved for women

still carries the complicated connotation

of what we mean

when we say


To live in a dichotomous time

of repression and reform

feels an increasingly American Moment.