at the party
on rising too quickly
when i am angry
the tall survivor
red moon
mudslide (3/22)
stumpy teeth love(8/01)
Poems I wrote in Korea(8/01)
the rhyming bastards (poetry group, with new poems after each meeting)
more of the rhyming bastards (NEW)
my san fran poets
acrostic... 4th grade (NEW)

On Rising Too Quickly

The sensation is much like bubbles
pushed through a tiny hoop.
I stand still,
a plastic portal pressed to Summer's lips,
and from my head,
dizzy wet ideas,
glint after glint, surge!
Too quickly, they splatter.
The madness of opalescent dreams
swishing up and out of my bottled self.

-Betina Hershey, 9/2000