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valentines day

++++this day I wasn’t in my body anymore. spineless in the reflection of widespread windows barriers of glass doors closing, needles and beeping and jumpsuits eyes and warm sheets.   I met many...

Surviving for a Season

The spike buck won’t close his eyes in death; he’s looking elsewhere. Pulley crying, we hoist him head down to make the first split. Mary Charles sighs “New Year’s hash”, breath ghosting...

Dominic

The light dipped behind the acacia tree. This was the beginning of triumph. We thought. Until the cicadas so I couldn’t hear him. His possible many declarations...

Ordinary Ceremonies

we don’t wait for a wedding. on any average Tuesday, we plunge our fingers into expensive containers & paint our faces gold. we dress in silk &...

Exhaust

it seemed that the world might burst open like a heart pumped too full of blood we put our backs against the damp ground and our souls...

hottest july

on record. we’ve heard it before, the hottest ____ on record. just fill in the revolving blank. hail mary, full of grace ravenous wildfires. floods. look! here’s video, a camper van...

For Niño at Coffin’s Beach

Your parents smuggled the parts that would be you in separate caravans across the Rio Grande. Now you invite me to hold the stuffed toy mongoose that barks against the...

World on Fire

Day is blood-orange red because fire possesses everything now, because fire says, enough. Rain is lost over the ocean. Jump, says dolphin, water and rocks will catch you. Believe...

Lobo

For Paulo Paulinho Guajajara, known as “Lobo”, Guardian of the Amazon, killed by illegal loggers I guard the forest its canopy of reflected stars the morpho butterflies+++...

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...

Her Sabbath Dress

Rivkah Yosselevska stood on a hillock outside the Zagrodski Ghetto and saw her mother. Naked. Shot in the head. Then she saw her father. He refused to...

Kingwood, West Virginia

I almost died in West Virginia, not from the cold or heat— in winter there’s dead trees to burn, in summer the Cheat River. Perhaps I...