One of my older mainstream poems, Shred, gouge, fly, was republished in the Leaves of Ink ezine on May 7th, 2014. (Many thanks to editor Earl S. Wynn, a.k.a. E.S. Wynn, for this.)
This celebratory poem is about a writer whose appreciation for his current life and lover is enhanced by his acceptance and understanding about his past. (Shred, gouge, fly was originally published in my 2011 single-author anthology Behind the wheel: selected poems.)
Check this poem out, if you're so inclined and have the time!