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...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Accelerant I am cleaning out a woman’s underwear drawer, a woman who burned herself to death in the woods last week, a woman I barely knew, whom I met maybe twice, a woman my brother almost married twenty years ago, but then said no to, like closing a...
Graceline

Graceline

Somewhere along the line you make a few meetings, pay a few bills, show up to work on time, and think you deserve more. Somewhere along the line you can’t recognize the men crowded in wheelchairs and grocery carts below the overpass that gets you where you need to go....
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