Not Huron or Michigan

Not Huron or Michigan

              If your wife hates you           don’t go out and get another one,           it’s probably not your fault anyway           unless you put too many oranges in the bowl           and were only supposed to place two.           Still, she probably can’t...
This Morning in Nebraska

This Morning in Nebraska

          The corn has stopped whispering, “Rise,”           and waits in silence for high clouds to bend in rain.                                  Across the highway, soybean bushes crouch                                like green dogs wolfing bowls of earth.  ...
My Portrait, Painted by Renée at Indiana University in 1985

My Portrait, Painted by Renée at Indiana University in 1985

              Back when I was worse than harmless, she loved me, I think,           after I’d spent six weeks disintegrating             myself all over her floor.  But who wouldn’t pity such sorry           trade goods? Great stuff! I’d insist, an agent  ...
Coyote Aubade

Coyote Aubade

              I don’t remember the coyote           or how I woke here           not remembering my body           or the shape that your hand           left inside me. Desire           on the nightstand           like an empty claw           and the candle...
We Assemble These Parts Into a Whole

We Assemble These Parts Into a Whole

    I.   The thought of you: Wild. Spreads and inhabits. In my mind, as you are in our shared days, uncontained. You heat through each neuron, the six letters of your name in lights. The fragile dendrites spark electric, every branch flooded with your current....
The Smog That Rides the Salt Lake/Davis County Line

The Smog That Rides the Salt Lake/Davis County Line

              Out it comes,           equinox-crossed           and it’s winter again. She holds her breath.             The aliens haven’t adjusted well. They carry inhalers,           wear masks. State-issued           warnings: Avoid             driving, stay...
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