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The Most Poetic Thing

At 6 a.m., I read Lorca’s Poema del Cante Jondo. I take a photo Of “La Lola” in the sunlight and post it on Facebook...

Legacy

IT WAS NOT MY CHOICE TO SKIN RABBITS to let their blood drain over me This is something that nobles do         and I am descended from a long line...

This Too Shall Pass

Whatever your youngest relation says to do do it without question. If she hands you an empty bottle to wish inside then whisper whatever you can...

Mise en Place

Could this be madness, this? ~Sylvia Plath Beyond all dusky upstairs rooms, their doors fastened tight, locked by skeleton keys I’ve lost in some drawer of the mind,...

it’s hard to get a bead on god

Sometimes I try belief like a hat, tilting to see how things appear under a brim. Run my finger along the edge of a hollow & stride through...

Life Among Reproductions

               You are no better than the world you live in / is what I sing to you tonight...

A Love Song

I am the man who cried out and knew, that first day, I would stay with you, that even my anger never stood a chance. You were...

How to Make a No-Sew Coronavirus Mask From a Poem*

After you've read this poem, place it on your kitchen table From the top of the poem, fold down a flap of your fear; from...

Up Close

A dandelion’s fruiting head a jeweled amphora. Spinach tissue’s blue mosaic, too beautiful to eat. Stomata dot the skin of trillium like points on a map, what’s laid bare by...

The Plain

after Brueghel's "The Peasant Wedding" and William Carlos Williams' poem Bowls and white tablecloth and plain brown walls. Bonnet, cap or hat. A placid young girl sits on...

T E A R S

for Bree Cameron In the Year and Era of Our Quarantine  Your tears wander the vacant streets at night, One fluvial wet footstep at a time Desolate  & ...

Photographing Your Salad Turns It into a Ghost

Women who eat nothing but salad aren’t really women but figments of the culture’s collective unconscious. One day one escapes the walls of the...