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 stack your eggs into reeds and seal each chamber with a...
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, the mongoose...
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...
Afterword

Afterword

The maple limb severed by a December storm still blossoms in May where it lies on the ground, its red tassels a message from the other side, like a letter arriving after its writer has died.