Girl Twirling

Girl Twirling

You orbit around a young star In a rocket you travel to a pink planet Fifty-seven light years from Earth Four times the mass of Jupiter Where no one will ever hurt you No one will scare you You hang upside down over the galaxy You spin as fast as an electron To the...
Three Poems

Three Poems

Providence We leaned back                         in the planetarium             seats, looking up into the dark—...
Freight

Freight

Your anger arrives on the back of a train Arrives in my yard. The neighbor’s grass too long, and the city getting interested I polish your anger as I polish a necklace, silver woman on a string The city leaves my neighbor a letter. Inside her grown son sleeps I...
Two Poems

Two Poems

White Flag for Graham Picture a garden, circling it, a field on fire, rich with color, but in that color is lack, and at first, you can assume a grander theme; assume a seduction associated with color or vibrancy, but that’s one of the first things you learn in...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    What Are You, Waiting? You are growing and this is a starry condition. Move about this small room called earth as if fear fell asleep in some other room, a seat at the table you’ll just leave empty. Leave space in bed for the succession of years, let...
Three Poems

Three Poems

    TREES SEE Can cats tell the difference between a real and electric fire Does cold air blow in or warm air flow out Do you have dreams where you fly out a window. Phone is like the windowpane slightly wearing your face Your heart’s a wet fire. That means...