No One Should Feel That Alone

No One Should Feel That Alone

    Jane was handing someone a bouquet of satay, gushing about Muller’s Foreign Cinema and Laszlo, when I told her about the abortion. A party not the best place to breathe new disclosures, to say: The baby would be three years old now. I moved to a...
Homecoming

Homecoming

1. Finally the war was over and we could go home but my wife was wary. Those houses? she said, watching the news. Those stores? schools? police? Fake. Don’t believe what you see. Childhood. Wasps twitching on honey cakes, and our game with the clay balls, hiding them...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    Just the Wrong Amount of Money   It’s not like he can just be a rich dude, my friend says of a guy we know. He has enough money to keep him from finding a job, not enough to just work on finding himself. In money there are so many wrong...
Advice for Young Poets

Advice for Young Poets

  1. « Know that one day the birds will come                 for their sprightly cameos in your poems » « You’ll try to trap them too energetically...
The Destroyer Believes He Can Move the Earth

The Destroyer Believes He Can Move the Earth

  The Destroyer does not just use this line in the bedroom. There is context. Of course, in the core of the earth some liquid and some iron. The Destroyer’s father believed he could concentrate and stop a man’s heart, at least that’s what he said after too many...
Three Poems

Three Poems

  When the Thief Appears   jerky and twitched-out two feet from my bed I want to be the woman who throws off the quilt, leaps to my feet, yells What the fuck? startles him into a freeze and this intruder gets what’s his. We’ll both learn what rage looks like...