Russell in the Road

Russell in the Road

    Whenever the revolution breaks out in this country, he’s ready to go, dressed in camouflage all the way up to the visor on his cap, but today outside the town store, fast-talking with his lips close together   to hold in his upper plate,...
3 Poems

3 Poems

I Have Been a Liar   I have lied, a cowardly man, a lover of your kind; merely in mind; movie-making, I have spent my seasons coming, counting time by tissue: quivering cock, finger-clenched, crazed. A man like me is not a man, really. I have been a liar.  ...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  The Wedding Portrait                                        –“The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait” Van Eyck (1434)   In the painting the couple stands with their...
Infamous

Infamous

breaks the pattern of pre- fixes and suffixes not taking the stress: [in-fuh-muhs]   which makes me think: muh-fuhs as in what you muh-fuhs lookin at?   which could have been an infamous last question, given that those muh-fuhs stared at me all the...
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...
At Her Mirror

At Her Mirror

She slips out of her dress, turns this way and that, cursing her breasts, her stomach, her thick thighs. Her eyes are crushed geraniums, her mouth a study in sorrow. Hollow girl, full of echoes. She pushes her food around her plate, only pretends to put the spoon to...
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