Why the Moon Matters

Why the Moon Matters

    If the Earth is a hotel room and humans are the rockers who trashed it, the Moon regrets that cosmic management has not procured the imprint of a mortal credit card. The Moon and its subsidiaries are taking a look at the Moon’s own violent creation. Of...
Black Dog | White Snow

Black Dog | White Snow

              To move across the landscape like a lost           springbok. A bounding, arcing comma pure           and certain. She circles in a falling scrim           of flake and snow, through fractalled water           without weight. So, wild mind plows paths...
Talking It Out Before a Category Four

Talking It Out Before a Category Four

              In a city without winter           the leaves don’t change-and-fall,           they merely fall, without fanfare,           without meaning. I was afraid             to move here, where we knew           none of the 4 million, and had           no place...
Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller

              What did I want from her?           I already know           one half of life is to build,           the other half for wind to dismantle.             I know a person’s gait conveys           the number of stones in their heart.           I know history...
The Great Psychiatrist

The Great Psychiatrist

    I visited him three times. The first visit we spoke about T. S. Eliot’s play The Cocktail Party and the character he reminded me of, a sort of spiritual psychiatrist: a no-nonsense male authority figure with T. S. Eliot’s world-weary deep rueful skeptical...
Hammer

Hammer

              If to a hammer everything’s a nail,           Then to a nail everything’s unfixed.             To the unfixed the world is storybook,           And to storybooks love is to be read.             To be read is to be fixed, to be nailed,           To be...
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