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Ventilators in Demand

(they) don’t want    mass panicsnakes for your ankles snakes for your (body)                  everyone maybe gets their own (air pumps a...

A Day In March, 2021

Such a windless day, you lie on our driveway, after sniffing on a forest trail. I sit down, put you on my lap. Your red curly coat glows; your...

In Charge of Birds

We follow the robin as long as we can, our eyes tracing the curlicue of her path. She hops behind bushes and we crouch to find her....
Couple on a Fence

Motion Harmony #3

He undresses her jewel-hard mind

Alone

From childhood, on Pitkin and Easton Avenue, I have not been As others were: I have not seen— Portals eclipsed by the clamor of the boulevard,...

amercurial

may it remain unchartered, chatter of latesinging mockingbirds, it is daybreak no matter when awakened. how else to halt the haunting but to avoid the night? all...

with what letters remain

“...because even the soul is a creature...” - Meister Eckhart you’re here, telling me how a disease survives in saliva & blood & water & it’s swift mutation to rancid wine...

Miasma

All over the air was yellow. Brown sky; spilling poison plumes. I thought the stacks were pretty. At the rim of the lake: dead algae, dead shrimp, decaying birds...

Shelter

Went to the meditation but only the snowed-in cardinals heard me. Far from any port, we’re weighted by anchors made of phantoms. A few minutes of...

Didn’t I Fuck You Once?

I’ve left the old Juilliard building, am waiting for the #5 bus in the dusk of my first October in New York. Strolling by, three trick-or-treaters smack me...

The First

We make the landlords laugh with our black southern black ways. We know to say nothing of the one-legged spirit balancing on their shoulders. When the landlords speak...

In the Realm of Fear

I whisper, Heal us, heal us hope my words find a prayer, imagine it rising like mist— how easy it used to be as a child. The ritual...