Two Poems

Two Poems

Men at Night the five quarts of my blood moving almost four miles an hour means the nurse pushing a morphine shot into my arm watches my eyes not the needle seconds only before my head swims in sweet opioids not so much removing pain but I care so much less about it —...
Two Poems

Two Poems

Pink Grotesque I walked last night the dark circle under my right eye I carried a blade I did not carry authority Balanced on the arch of my lower lash I saw a hand slash As the blood ran I recognized your hand. Late Pink Orgasm From down the hall or is it coming...
Girl Twirling

Girl Twirling

You orbit around a young star In a rocket you travel to a pink planet Fifty-seven light years from Earth Four times the mass of Jupiter Where no one will ever hurt you No one will scare you You hang upside down over the galaxy You spin as fast as an electron To the...
Three Poems

Three Poems

Providence We leaned back                         in the planetarium             seats, looking up into the dark—...
Freight

Freight

Your anger arrives on the back of a train Arrives in my yard. The neighbor’s grass too long, and the city getting interested I polish your anger as I polish a necklace, silver woman on a string The city leaves my neighbor a letter. Inside her grown son sleeps I...
Two Poems

Two Poems

White Flag for Graham Picture a garden, circling it, a field on fire, rich with color, but in that color is lack, and at first, you can assume a grander theme; assume a seduction associated with color or vibrancy, but that’s one of the first things you learn in...