Two Poems

Two Poems

  PARTY LIKE IT’S THE LAST GOOD TIME Most men can’t handle knowing what they are Capable of—that the only thing they own of The lives they stumble through are the long Nights of plague & quiet that we are pushing Back against tonight—but me, I love that this...
Three Poems

Three Poems

  Under Snow Geese Nothing calls back to my dog when he barks against the dark window glass. Nothing cares one lick about the anxious whine low in his throat for the nothing that creeps down the street, the shadow that slinks along the gutter of the sidewalk— a...
Three Poems

Three Poems

  SEVENTH GRADE   Who’s on First? That movie comedy routine I hadn’t seen— We read it to ourselves in the hot classroom. It took up many pages of the textbook. The old teacher in his tweeds– He sat at the cracked wooden desk And I sat in the...
Sometimes Two People Come Together With Their Bodies

Sometimes Two People Come Together With Their Bodies

Sometimes two people come together with their bodies and it is so like the way they feel inside and the first person holds out an apple to the second and the second holds out an oar to the first and they float away smiling using neither.   Sometimes something...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    DOMESTICITY SONNET   The sandwich you made for me, fake cheese and fake meat cut haphazardly when I stayed in bed to keep a dream. I see you toiling over the pickle jar your hands struggling to slice each rubbery vegetable thin as I like it. When...
Hail the Size of

Hail the Size of

the cubicle where we daily toil, the demoniac cackling erupting from the empty spaces down the hall, size of an in-box crammed with memos and motions, size of the St. Louis Arch,   gateway to the West but also a gateway to hell. Hail the size of any...
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