Two Poems

Two Poems

  FASHION ADVICE FOR ETERNITY Leave that Tiffany bling. It’s a pile of cold cash. Facile, faceted carbon copies. Give us jewelry or give us death. The Seven Cities of Cíbola, a Spanish fantasy, led to ruined pueblos, disease, yes, death. But here’s what the...
Two Poems

Two Poems

COMMUNION   Here I am, a thinly veiled excuse, piety prettied in a party dress, a child bride among child brides. Doe-eyed at the window, itself a doe’s eye, rimmed with cold grey velvet stone. The wafer tastes like nothing I’ve known. White patent...
Baby Grand

Baby Grand

But I followed instructions! Wring blood from a stone and use the drops as lip gloss. My new job is branding mascara. This one’s called “The Tracks of My Tears.” At the baby grand, my pearly whites dissolved to box-office poison. Sawzall, Adderall, bias-cut satin:...
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