Three Very Short Poems in which Something is Missing

The Dragon at Peace
From any point of view upon the xyst,
one rock or another will be missed.

The Cares of an Egyptologist
“Yes and No”, he said with a cough. “Ka
outlives life—an immortal scofflaw.”

Presence & Abscess
Instead of white there,
there was just a square,
black space—odontoid.
Empty. So gone. Void.


  1. Broderick Barker says

    Lickona learned while off at college
    That “lacuna” means a hole in

  2. Big Jon Bully says

    Good poems. I’m taking care of all Korrektiv business this morning, like Michael Corleone.

    Son #1 turns 13 this week and we’re going to stay up and watch The Godfather.

    Some dads take their sons hunting

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