RC deWinter

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019), The Flickering Light (Scars Publications, June 2019), Pointed Circle (Portland Cascades Community College, June 2019) Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, In Parentheses, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pink Panther Magazine, Southword 37 and appears in numerous online literary journals.



listening to the
music of the sea
night becomes a symphony
of ineffable repetition
prayers of dead sailors mingle with the
questions of the stars carried on waves
rolling in to kiss the
silent sands
there are no answers
uttered in any language known to man




you said i’ll find the answer to my question

but how can you possibly know?
and which question?
we’ve discussed so many

am i transparent
or are you reading the fault lines 
in the cartography of my skin?
the cryptic is lost on me

every question’s answered with another
turning back from another cul-de-sac
i re-enter the maze of the unknown
it may always remain unknowable 

when i find you – and i will
i’ll be merciless
dodging the question gets no pass
your bones will crunch between limestone jaws