It wasn't the ocean

that healed her,

it was the long walk

to get there.

Derek Robert Delahunt

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February 1, 2020

Yoga came as a gift and brought with it an unexpected transformation. It changed my body and it changed the way I breathe. It changed the way I move through the world. “You can tell the days you do yoga and the days you don’t,” a f...

November 30, 2018

“She loves like she drives
– always changing lanes,
distracted by her phone.”

– Derek Robert Delahunt

If you don’t mind, I’m going to give you some advice. Distraction is an unattractive quality.

Have you ever had a man glance over yo...

June 23, 2018

Flowers may bloom

in the daylight

but they grow

in the dark.

It’s true. Flowers grow in the dark. In fact, they grow best at night - but we both know that I’m not talking about flowers.

And I’m not talking about darkness either. I’m t...

February 14, 2018

It was just like school

when she had hoped

that her big

construction paper envelope

would be full

of candy hearts

and drug store valentines

and that the last one

she opened

would be from him


What is Valentine’s Day?

It’s an ancient Pagan...

January 19, 2018

 Published 1/19/18 with The Good Men Project. Click to View.

Long before the wheel, mankind made the box.

This invention made it simpler to organize things

- things like people for when judging, blaming

and hating was needed.

- Derek Ro...

August 22, 2017

Published August 17, 2017 by Elephant Journal (Click to View).

I wait at the top of the trail and let a couple other riders drop in ahead of me.

I wait and I watch them fly over the first jump, the second, then disappear around the t...

August 12, 2017

Published by Elephant Journal, August 11, 2017 (Click to View)

She dropped her bag on the bed and walked to the window.

He had followed her in, but now stood in the middle of the room to watch her from a distance. He noticed how she...

June 23, 2017

Published July 8, 2017 at The Good Men Project (Click to View)

I hit the road seeking adventure. I took a long drive with myself. Just the two of us. 

I packed my favorite baseball hat, a change of clothes and my tent and set out wit...


Published May 11, 2017 on Elephant Journal. Click to view.

She had sipped the last of her honey-sweetened coffee and closed her MacBook when suddenly, she felt his hand push her hair to the side and his lips brush the back of her n...

Published May 4 by Elephant Journal. Click to view.

I don’t sleep. For a long time now, I haven’t slept. And I as I lay here again at 2 a.m., alone in the soft blue glow of my iPhone, I realize that Facebook is a drug dealer.


February 28, 2017

Published by The Good Men Project, Feb 27, 2017 (Click to view)

Dierks Bentley is sleeping with your wife. That’s right, Dierks Bentley the country music star. Ok, he’s not literally sleeping with her, in fact he’s married and doesn...

December 27, 2016


Published Dec 26 on The Good Men Project

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“Hey, wait a moment,” he said to her as he shut his laptop and stood up from the kitchen table. “What’s going on? I’m late for work” she thought as he walked toward her....

December 21, 2016

Published Dec 21, 2016 on Elephant Journal. Click here to read on EJ.

You finally have some time to read that long-neglected book, but now your eyelids turn heavy as you feel the low vibration of the engines and think, maybe I’ll sl...

November 10, 2016

Published by The Good Men Project 4/11/17. Click to view.

Except the slow rise and fall of your back, you lay soft, motionless, and wrapped in half of the white fitted sheet, which is loose where you pulled it away from the corner,...

November 1, 2016


is more beautiful 

than your tight black dress 

in a heap 

on the floor 

in the place  

where your bare feet stood  

as I carefully pulled it down your quivering legs


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