Second to None

The Great Ape House was inspired by a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Otto a particular gorilla.

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SUMMER MANEUVERS

A metaphor between mother nature and war.

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Last Trip Together

Pat wrote this after or during a trip to Florida.

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Fathering

One summer Pat's husband took to gardening and especially his tomatoes. We had green fried tomatoes for breakfast and lovely red tomatoes at night.

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Circus Bears

This poem is about circus bears, just like it's name.

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The Big Bad Wolf

This poem won a National Public Radio award and was read by actor Jack Wallace on the radio.

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