Now I only write numbers. 05 line the 26 day line 2018 My initials are not letters but curves in the road, a roundabout, a punctuated swirl. I never write my initials the same way twice But the lab techs and quality know every time it's me because they Analyze beautifully I don't know what … Continue reading Physical(ity)ly
What is your real name? I hate being called wife, without a name. I think you do too. How do you feel with a mouth full of salt instead of the languid, tamarind language of your city? The city that sings to you and you the only one who hears her. What does she sound … Continue reading Wife of Lot
There are no dragon heads here. Abandon abandoned her children here, where the moon howls and they returned to eat her, there was nothing else to eat. Hope dangles on her broken strings here. Twelve-bar blues and lungs collapse here. The singing is silenced here. Malice dances in the heat shimmer, trees snap, the tide … Continue reading In the Garden
Is it your desire to destroy the sleeping city tucked away beneath the mockingbird’s broken wing? There are not just mouths, there are not just eyes and thighs asleep inside. Swallows get swallowed. Doves lock Peace away inside themselves, secret and safe in their iron hearts. Crows attack the sky and fall. The mockingbird tries … Continue reading Not Just Birds
Stolen fairy tale girls never get to take the easy way. —SJ Tucker Girl Into Devil (I Belong to Me) When you say princess you mean little girl lost in the darkness, rotting lace and wind whistling through bleach blonde bones. Only decay loves a dead girl walking. But when you see this princess tearing … Continue reading Primer for the Future King
At this moment, I am watching Vivian Reis's video 'How Much it Cost to Self-Publish?' and I wanted to do a tally of my own. This account is just for my poetry collections, however, I will do a separate post for my many, many fiction projects (still drafting, not even ready, want to publish this … Continue reading How Much I Spent Self-Publishing My Poetry
I love the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska and the haiku of Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa. I have a tattoo of one of Issa's haiku on my right arm. Of the more contemporary authors, I am a huge fan of Catherynne M. Valente, Francesca Lia Block, Janet Fitch, China Mieville, Dorothy Allison, Margaret Atwood, and … Continue reading Who are your favorite authors?