Trout Fishing with Heroin Addicts

Trout Fishing with Heroin Addicts

  I was a novice angler. A junkie, nodding out, Whispered, come a little Closer—I’m going to Let you in on a secret. She pulled out her Fillet knife & stabbed Me just below my ribs & started to laugh. As I strained for oxygen, The opposite I imagined Of a...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    Valley                     in memory of Nathan Becker 1918-2000   Dirt, rock’s clatter on pine boards, smooth grey stone on smooth gray stone. Turning away. In dreams you sit in the passenger’s seat and weep while I, strapped in back reach for your shoulders, try...
Connect

Connect

  Night after night, talking on the phone, we give over to a crackling, a circuitry, a crux the ceiling fan stirs up into the scree that proves all electricities are one, and one of us says I can’t hear you just a minute but the talking heats back up and one of us...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE SEX DON’T FINISH THE BASEMENT This guy Lev, at the dinner party said, If you don’t want your kids to have sex don’t finish the basement. I don’t remember anything anymore, my 52 year old brain a soggy piece of kale, but I...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    Novelist   A room of solitude, the world. Out the window huffs of wind do what they can to enunciate. You listen like a monk. A votive hula flame. Sound of a hand reaching in — rabbit or hyena pulled out. No one knows. The more you remember — someone else. Dead...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Theodicy —Bellow’s Massacre at Dinant and The German’s Arrive The clergy raise their gooseneck arms to the God who wouldn’t soften the steel of bayonets while the dust clouds from German boots through the next town piggyback the countryside. The butcher holds his...
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