She is an open jewelry box singing, a wasp flutter harmonizes with sibilance against the garishness of that tree’s TOUCH ME AND DIE! One eye is the fractured blue of an abalone shell, the other cormorant shine stopped dead, wings helpless against her temple. The alabaster lid of her skin splits like a poached egg, […]Read more "Eve"
1. A Boat Alone* phosphorous moon over a boat alone singing of eyes and stars dancing with the horizon the horizon unravels dancing with stars, singing of eyes like phosphorous moons over a boat aloneRead more "Mermaid’s Songbook"
Begin when our mothers call us daughters the devil. Lone shadows skitter across the wall between bookcases and all the things that should have been thrown out, including you; the detritus of corners and cobwebs, boxes piled high with canned food, laundry, years of newspapers and unpaid bills. Begin when our mothers call us daughters […]Read more "Prayer for Us Daughters"
1. As a bird that has no hope. Embrace the numbness in your hands, the writhing micro-fractures in your ribs as they grow into bright veins of quartz and agate, burst into winged fractals when no one is looking. 2. As a bird that thinks she has a lot of hope but really has none. […]Read more "How to Build a Nest"
A monstrous smile moves in the wildness; you said: get the quick victory. Take me on faith. Lost people remember the fire, the starlight, the luminous morning moving in the darkness. You keep talking; you Need me doing like I’m told. I didn’t really think of the subway, music like red fire, the world looking […]Read more "Enemy"
pelvic bone demolition painkiller hotel and hunger cold coffee the shattered lover intoxicated vertebrae tangled in the Delta transformation night sky- dive THE MAJESTIC HOTEL BURNED FOR NEARLY 48 HOURS Big Dipper spiraling catastrophe *Found poem. Source: The New York Times, April 2014.Read more "Hotel Magic"