Three Poems

Three Poems

Whitetail They’re feeding while we sleep. Conifers, acorns, sweet clover. Crepuscular. They must tell each other stories in whatever tongue they speak. Each fawn makes its own distinct bleat. Does the mouth makes a sound for gun, arrow, berry, or flee? Arrested...
Geography

Geography

    The house shuddered all day, trying to cast me out, but I would not abandon. The wind, ravenous gusts, arrived in gasps through chinks in the plaster, rattled doorjambs, spit snow-shards on channels of glare ice. A whole geography took shape in a king...
Two Poems

Two Poems

COMMUNION   Here I am, a thinly veiled excuse, piety prettied in a party dress, a child bride among child brides. Doe-eyed at the window, itself a doe’s eye, rimmed with cold grey velvet stone. The wafer tastes like nothing I’ve known. White patent...
Three Poems

Three Poems

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Marilyn

Marilyn

    I am exhausted by the gods. I called their names for years, waited for the chorus to busk a tune I could believe in, one that told me the truth and might have saved the million mistakes: all those men with matinee lips that turned out to be teeth,...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Fallout   “Radioactive decay is the set of various processes by which unstable atomic nuclei (nuclides) emit subatomic particles. Decay is said to occur in the parent nucleus and produce a daughter nucleus.” Allegory made easy, our story foreshadowed by...
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