A daffodil lashes fire to every holy word. All the evil barons are singing and she spins and spins.Read more "Joan Burning"
The fake ones eat the bones and gristle of cats to see the future. They drink the blood of rattlesnakes and wear sharks’ teeth in their long, flowing hair. The real ones hide in caves, hang their dead in cages, suck the fallen vertebra (when the backbone falls like a clump of grapes) and the […]Read more "Oracle"
10:15 p.m. the sun never sets. Clear sky blazing like a promise. People who are used to this kind of thing have it easy. I’m not used to it at all and I think it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. The sky, I mean. Of course, it’s a living, breathing metaphor for everything […]Read more "Apocalyptic Daydream"
morning, we woke up and you performed another extraordinary miracle: wings split the paper thin skin taped across your shoulder blades, your wet spine glistened through jauntily angled prisms thatched to your ribcage with flayed nerves and slippery veins, as you flew around the room you said: “No. That’s not how it happened.” I woke […]Read more "Girl+Muse="
While Noah’s sighs polluted the ruddy beach littered with the bones of heretics, their livestock and their predators; while he thanked God for the early warning, the strong timber, and exclusion from the slaughtered multitude his women walked around him like he was just another corpse, bobbing like spring flowers in a sunny breeze, rooting […]Read more "After the Flood"
If you don’t want to download the ebook version of this book, the text is available for free here. Please take this lyric essay and share it with your friends 🙂Read more "The Echo of Something Hitting"
Leela: (screams) Me: Why do you think you’re automatically entitled to a piece of everything I eat? Leela: (screams louder) Me: Oh, right…Read more "Making Lunch"