A man finishes burying
his 4 year old son.
The Day I Wore a Dress
(I almost want to start this poem by repeating the title,
but merely typing the above, I know that, now, I don't have to).
Language has a way of creating,
so here I am...trying to tell you I…Continue
A QUIET WAR
The murmur of morning on a.m. streets;
Brisk air, dew rising.
The soft distance of a bird’s wing flapping.
The sky is a beautiful blue today.
Twenty-Somethings ride in their 4x4s.
City buses make…
For Sandra Ferrales, 10/17/80—10/6/13
What did we do
to deserve this beauty -- our blooming cactus flowers, the emerald green shine of our
chiles, the boys
COYOTE CALLS HIS BROTHERS
Sometimes you drive through midnight
I scour the drench
that is manuelitas canyon
rain cuts short the day’s labor
opens my eyes
I lay my pebbles down, the few I gathered.…Continue
Gary Brower, June 16th, 2013
SPIFFY AT GRAVESIDE
"You look real spiffy,"…
Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, one final time as your guest editor of the Ditch Rider. It's been fun. It's been a learning experience. It's…Continue
Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there such a…Continue
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Good morning to you, Albuquerque! Rich here, still plugging away at existence and poetry and performing and work and blood pressure and work and poetry and existence and getting up at this time of the morning on a Sunday and whoa and…Continue
Greetings and salutations, Albuquerque! Rich here, bleary and tired and unbleary, and untired and happy to see you all! It's been a busy weekend, and I'm glad for a relaxing Sunday morning. So, I didn't get any emails in or messages on here about…Continue
Rise and shine, Albuquerque! How are you? Well, I hope. Me? I'm alright. Still just waking up. But right now I've got a cup of coffee and the radio is on - this is the beginning…Continue
Good morning, Albuquerque! Good news! I had a conversation with Jon over the last weekend, and he asked me if I would like to hold down the fort here at the Ditch Rider all the way through to the end of August! Of course I said yes. I hope you…Continue
Good morning, Albuquerque! Only two more Sundays left until I hand the reins of the Ditch Rider back to Jon; have you been having fun? Have you liked this? Have you liked me here? I…Continue
Good morning, Albuquerque! I'm rubbing my eyes and feeling my way to the kitchen that's in this house to find the coffee, and you're probably already into your second cup. I salute you! I do! I really salute you, even if my eyes are half closed. So, on…Continue
Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, weary and happy and tired from life and loving this thing that we're doing here! Right now I'm padding around the house in my bunny slippers and kimono and trying to find out where…Continue