Two Poems

Two Poems

    FINDING A NEW RELIGION   In blue light, they take everything off, pleats and plaid fall to the floor, windows open to the cold of night, his hands warm as Sunday, aching from the miles of minutes between them, a communion of the body, grace they need from each...
Fire Ants

Fire Ants

                                       Solinopsis Invicta   1. A Speck   finds its mate in a thin cirrus of other specks four hundred feet above the earth.   Afterwards, the female tears off her wings.   Kick a mound and specks startle in all directions like handfuls...
Thou and I

Thou and I

    compass point prick page pencil stub draw arc graphite arc sizzle light burn thou insistent sun bright head nestle elbow heel-round graze wrist hot mouth draw nipple take thou body take dawn slip closet shut kneel love rustle silk pant heart secret here thou...
Floridada

Floridada

    When we were out walking that day, our voices drowned by the sea, we talked about our bodies in a city of plastic surgery, how to love them without resenting gravity, the daytime moon pressing down on us as we walked side by side, stepping over dead men o’ war,...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    A Dozen Poems (I Mean Pelicans) Flew over My House Shouting Seaton (I Mean Sea) Stories Since I’d never seen pelicans in flight, and only in photos, pouches ballooning with bluefish, I was unprepared the first time I saw a dozen of them glide in formation along...
April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

April Landscape, with Petals/Furrows/Wife

               Willow blossoms deep in the lane, a rooster calls out at noon.            Young mulberry leaves are still sharp and less than green.                                                                            —Fan Ch’eng-ta   In the waning dark old apple...
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