Sunday, December 5, 2021

120521e



My next full-length poetry collection, "Some Disassembly Required," is due out early next year. These poems, many of which are new, are about monsters, human and otherwise. I'll have the cover to show you RSN. For now, I still have signed copies of my last full-length collection, "The Ambassador Takes One For the Team." This book sports a really cool cover by the incomparable Allen K. Order from jopnquog@gmail.com via paypal: $10 postpaid. If you prefer, you can get it from Amazon.

120521d



Monstera astra
spreads its wings to the stars
giddy in the lounge

120521c



Three Louisiana Holiday Haiku


tuning up
before the parade
sounds of Christmas




dancers trudging the last float




held above my head
the baby reaches for beads
the floats the noise

120521b



no gentle snores
but her body's warm
fear melts away

120521




Ooid grainstone, partially dolomitized (gray; red is calcite), two generations of calcite cement, pore lining (less dolomitized) and later pore filling (more dolomitized). Highly altered shoal deposit. Jurassic Smackover Formation, south Alabama, 2.5 mm wide field of view.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

120421d




Dolomitized and then calcitized (red) anhydrite nodule in pellet ooid packstone, Smackover Formation. 2.5 mm wide.

Dolomitized and then partially calcitized pellet ooid grainstone. White anhydrie cement in large void.

Partially dolomitized oolite; depoositional fabric unclear.

120421c



frog calls
from the grassy ditch
dog stops dead