Against a sky and lake bleached icy gray, the solid Surface edged with snow and spindly bones Of leafless trees, four silhouettes, a single file Of ash-brown deer—two adults, two adolescents— Halt their slow-mo synchrony of steps At the middle of the lake, its top layer hardened To host weightlessness, not illusion on elegant legs. […]
The air stung with velocity and need. All the lights veered, rafters heaved. I starved myself beyond doors and windows. I hollowed out seeds and sowed blank fistfuls along the wounded furrows. Balanced the shotgun on broken days. Made myself alone enough to frighten me.
He had no idea what I constructed for us in the dark how my head bent down or tipped back, what ugly words I made of it. There was a tree a vine wrapped around until it bowed the tree, there was a rock creekwater wore to slickest organ. I will carry this lust a […]
I pulled a pair of my wife’s underwear from our dog’s ass. Yes, a number of my days have begun like this. It is early. The city is soft. The sky looks like sugar-water. All the east-facing windows catch fire. In their secrets, people are waking cotton-mouthed and empty- handed and reaching. Each day begins […]
Dock Ellis throws a no hitter on acid, 1970 Ever since I got called Up to the Big Dream Leaving it’s the wound I got to plug now and then. Fear of failure is a Terrible drug, worse Than any bad trip, Especially when I step up To any fanged White Who wants to find […]
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