cure #4

August 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

the turning inward
for diagnosis revealed
a required purging

cure #3

August 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

how it came to be
was through the frequency – a
healing vibration

(c) 2013 Fred Whitehead

umbrella – four views

August 18, 2013 § 2 Comments

today’s dry shadow
a day with no sun
today under umbrella

the umbrella kept
me dry, however – I am
also in shadow

this umbrella cast
a shadow that kept me dry
when there was no sun

the umbrella kept
me dry, this shelter, this place
also is shadow

(c) 2013 Fred Whitehead

cure #2

August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

say what you will, you
cannot demystify it
when she lays her hands

(c) 2013 Fred Whitehead

cure #1

August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

when cat crawled onto her chest
it was the same as
putting pressure on a wound

(c) 2013 Fred Whitehead

the new book promo

January 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

If you would like a copy of my latest book, Water from a Toad, it can be found in print and e-book formats on,,, and Also you can buy it from me directly if you see me bopping around our fair city of Buffalo, $10 casharoonie



December 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

who, I ask myself
as I close the door
to the world,
is responsible
for easing away
the scariest
of all
unknown things?

is there, maybe,
behind a jumbled desk,
with a title,
a pad of blood red ink
at his elbow
and a rubber stamp
with the words
at the ready?

someone in a paisley vest
with his sleeves rolled up
slowly working
his way through
stacks of submitted fears
that await review

I imagine there would be
an outer chamber
with chairs
for those
who are not pacing

I can picture them,
all staring at the clock
waiting for the bored
to call their name and
point to his door with
her silver letter opener

working the outcomes
over in their heads
trying to decipher emotion
on the faces
of those who come back out

the most timid
taking blank forms
to be filled out later
behind closed doors
of their own

The new book

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

if you are looking to use one of those gift cards for your fancy new Kindle or Nook, might I suggest my latest book Water from a Toad. It is available for both. Thanks, and happy holidays.


new book

December 5, 2012 § 5 Comments

my latest collection of poetry is now available in paperback and E-book editions. It can be found at, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. If you get it, I thank you, and please give it a review.



November 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

the dogs look always
implies doubt about his world –
not to mention mine

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