Two Poems

Two Poems

    Grand Central            I thought of you today, Billy Collins,          in the subway changing trains          at the center of eight million poems          turning and turning                    like a tourist bewildered          under the clock inside the...
The Futility of Biography

The Futility of Biography

             Can she really be known, she whom we romanticize?          We can research her family tree, the number of children she bore          and with whom, the climate in which she lived—Did it rain a lot?          Was their social unrest? We can guess what kinds...
It’s Good To Be King

It’s Good To Be King

             if they call you Richard the Lionhearted,          honcho of the Crusades and hero to Robin Hood;          or The Sun King, Louie, who fought three wars          and made France the toughest gang in Europe;          or maybe even The Magnanimous, like...
Three Poems

Three Poems

    This Activity Is Not Available            A fire ritual          burns hot little graves          for my electrons.          Sear those electrons          I don’t care, my womb          is wordless anyway.          Once I picked out names,          girth, necks,...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    I wish to say             I wish to say that I resent           the way my life becomes           a muddling of circling           a circling of muddling           a circle of muddles           in a muddle of circles                      I wish to say it...
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