Two Poems

Two Poems

  The Wedding Portrait                                        –“The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait” Van Eyck (1434)   In the painting the couple stands with their...
Infamous

Infamous

breaks the pattern of pre- fixes and suffixes not taking the stress: [in-fuh-muhs]   which makes me think: muh-fuhs as in what you muh-fuhs lookin at?   which could have been an infamous last question, given that those muh-fuhs stared at me all the...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  FASHION ADVICE FOR ETERNITY Leave that Tiffany bling. It’s a pile of cold cash. Facile, faceted carbon copies. Give us jewelry or give us death. The Seven Cities of Cíbola, a Spanish fantasy, led to ruined pueblos, disease, yes, death. But here’s what the...
At Her Mirror

At Her Mirror

She slips out of her dress, turns this way and that, cursing her breasts, her stomach, her thick thighs. Her eyes are crushed geraniums, her mouth a study in sorrow. Hollow girl, full of echoes. She pushes her food around her plate, only pretends to put the spoon to...
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...
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