Visitation

Visitation

  What strengthened me, for you was lethal.                                            – Czesław Miłosz I was never bent on saving you. It seemed to mean a kind of coddling language: the easy I hear you, the unnatural You’re seen. Anyhow, I couldn’t...
A Compendium of Notional Words & The Medicine of Blues

A Compendium of Notional Words & The Medicine of Blues

  A Compendium of Notional Words   :::::::::: gerund a kind of weeping through the night, the gentle flowing of river water, which has tumbled out of mountain streams to slowly meander along grass lined meadow-banks. It’s burbling sounds like those of the mourning...
The Birds

The Birds

  Human beings ought to emulate the birds. Every millisecond on TV is a birdbrained lie. And I love TV very much so I can say it. A soothing mixture, pain and plenty. The average American spends 500 hours per year in disbelief. The rest, in ennui. Once upon a time, we...
Landscape with Borrowed Contours

Landscape with Borrowed Contours

  If you’ve got it, flaunt it, said a t-shirt my mother gave me, but what did I have? Tiny batteries in my breasts, which hummed along, expectant. I did and didn’t want to grow up and into a woman so I tore pages out of Mademoiselle and the monthlies we...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    EVER YOU ARE My subject, myself, my object, I too have spent my whole life hungry. Any human contact brings news of me to me. Any information is news. Today I helped a stranger. Wished I was a medic. Everyone would say how good I am that bad. Look at me admire my...
Belemnite

Belemnite

    Red lake of salt, crumbling edge of pus, far border of tender flesh I tread around the bloody eye, daring the old impulse to jump Saturday morning, the wound spills I dream he is in my bed. Disoriented by his smell I can’t remember his name I dip my finger into...
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