Boston Public

Boston Public

              She found a slim volume discarded or left behind on a bench near Fanueil Hall as we sat to eat our Thai takeout (but not for long because the whole area smelled like piss even though it was pretty and clean and shaded by tall trees) entitled:...
On a Street In a Dream

On a Street In a Dream

             On a street in dream, in a town with one street, and snow          banked on the sidewalks, the shops were open and people          walked in the middle of the street; no cars were passing.          The pigeons were all beautiful: green and red and blue,...
The Agents

The Agents

            Agent 5 is a sleeper agent.       By that I mean he’s a Russian citizen.       Or a citizen of the country I will       make his home in the book.       Agents 6 and 7 are his closest colleagues.       Sleepers, too, but 6 can speak Spanish.       He’s one...
Two Poems

Two Poems

                                         Mason Bee   Mason bees, who belong to the genus Osmia, do not live in colonies but solitarily. Some subspecies have unusual habits, such as lining their nest cavities with flower petals.            Like a religious          you...
Red and Yellow Kill a Fellow

Red and Yellow Kill a Fellow

              The Clambake Refugees are running through the sprinklers of high summer. They’re careful not to dance on the crates of burning well wishers, careful not to get too close to the bird skull mill. They want to save God from the disaster of their thoughts,...
On Fasting

On Fasting

        mud’s tapered thrust            of gasoline:  of       piston:        is taken from:         a painting         inside       the cave the chest makes, only         older than that:       applewood:  to ashes:         slakes a spectrum                   through...
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