Black on Most Days
Black on Most Days is Lancaster resident Le Hinton's fourth collection of poetry, billed as "a jagged exploration of the themes of depression, religion and isolation." Illustrative photos of a gun and a blank tombstone emphasize the dark mood.
*** Lancaster Sunday News
The Heart of the Matter
I am astonished at the asceticism of olives,
the black keys on an otherwise white piano,
and how jelly tolerates the infidelity
of peanut butter with bread.
I’ve always been a bit slow in appreciating
the finer points of intimacy,
the way stuffed animals casually stand
mouths agape while witnessing
the crumpling of dreams in a bedroom.
The tightly closed leaves of an artichoke
protect it from the lies of Casanovas
and other insatiable insects,
but in the end
most olives lack a beating red center.
*** First published in Cerebral Catalyst