February 3rd, 2011
From The Seneca Review, Fall 2011, Vol. 41/2.
Long before he’d put his trust in antitrust litigation,
defending high-profile companies from the charge
of monopolistic behavior, he’d dreamt of being on the court,
and there he was, though not exactly in robes,
offering up his considered opinions: “Out!” “Out!” “Long!” “Long!”
My father was playing Justice Stevens
in the annual Washington Golf and Country Club championships,
the 1%er version of a constitutional battle.
November 13th, 2009
For Kevin, the former Defense Secretary’s son
We were sixth-graders at middle school camp,
conscripts in an old regime of the masculine,
dreading the common shower,
the inevitable comparisons—
my own genital region like an unplanted field
far from a forest.
We didn’t much care for our unit,
especially the bigger boys, lords of the rise
they got out of you,
bullies snapping their … Read More