A new poem in Free Verse. Don't be too grossed out. I sometimes write poems about pretty things, though I happen to think that veins and needles and organs are really beautiful. After finishing two books about trees and flowers, I just completed a little chapbook about surgery, diagnosis, doctors, patients and the weirdness of healing/treating/ministering.
My student Caitlin, a talented photographer, took some photos of me yesterday for my book cover. Here's one of them. I think it's the coolest one, but not the one I'll use for the book. My students liked the ones where I looked happy the best.