"Threshold":A poem that explores liminal states. The original impetus was the death of a friend’s parents.
“Neighborn”: A poem that explores the idea of love as the discipline of vicinity.
“November: A Foreword”: A poem that describes/mourns a father's death (in November) and also explores the forthcoming 2016 U.S. election in which a woman may become president.
“Leaves of Grass”: A poem that explores the primary rite/right of protest in America. The raising of hands, being one of the first lessons we are taught in public schools.