Yielding

Yielding

  From the branches I catch the flicking of an eastern kingbird, it’s raspy call like lost memory on the damp wind. In this moment all is only the bird and I, my hand and it’s wing, it’s song and the salty taste of my own words held ablaze in my mouth. It is a...
Two Poems

Two Poems

HOARSE Singing when you’re not supposed to is only brave into a rifle. Not in a hippie basement with a red toggle for hot water. Maybe if you’re lucky your doctor is impatient and shuffles you sizzurp without double checking stories. Someone said the...
Two Poems

Two Poems

                                His Mother, Overheard not to mention mother’s mother’s diamond ring mother passed to me when she passed not to mention the expense of fixing up the carriage house behind her folks’ place just for now not to mention she nearly lost her...
Boathouse in Autumn Rain

Boathouse in Autumn Rain

As the punctuated surface reflects the world she breathes, her glance flitting from stippled lake to scribbled page, all day the writer inside writes to the same hypnotic air— rainfall’s percussive snare riffing from ridge to eaves, a liquid song rung from metal...
The Extra Key

The Extra Key

appeared from nowhere beside the others, wrought iron, thick as a quarter. Seven numbers engraved on its head, some inscrutable. Charcoal landscapes in its valleys and plateaus. Cut like the line of a cliffedge. It wasn’t home or a safe. It unlatches, perhaps, a...
Lesbian Child

Lesbian Child

In the woods behind the house I built a tiny city from sticks and rolled matchbox cars down moss-lined streets where everyone in every building kept my secret. I collected candles of all shapes. Arranged and rearranged them in my bedroom, but I wouldn’t let them...
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