Your singing, sweet Orpheus, heats us. By the banks of the Hebrus, please meet us. If you spurn us, you cad, We’ll grow rowdy and mad Then we’ll chase you and tear you to pieces.
Sudden feelings like this I’ve never felt. You’ve taught me so much about love And how to fasten my seatbelt. So much about life is beyond my understanding But thanks to you I’ve learned what to do. In the event of an emergency landing In the unlikely event of a water landing, I […]
I am writing to you from the other side of the country. You like letters and failed sex, according to your poetry, if it is true. Do we always believe in our first books? I ask before I can even know that. I want your patience, your beard the sun over the mountains. Because I […]
All those eons spent worrying about demons and in the end it was tumbleweed that took us. Wave after wave of rootlessness blocking doors and piling up outside two-car garages, the future drifting from town to town, beyond saving. I stand at the kitchen sink, rinsing the latest brand of salvation with golden dust. You […]
“We’ve had fruitflies,” I said, flicking my hand at the bowl where two plums sat mashed together under a film of Saran Wrap. She pulled the shoulder of her blouse up to hide her bra strap and some lace jiggled at belly level. When she walked, the whole kitchen set groaned. Yowzah, thought the dog […]
Bruce waits for the gate agent to board the first class passengers. The gate agent is fat, he thinks and wrinkles his nose. A few people walking by recognize him—a man in a cheap suit, an older couple wearing ugly shoes. He watches their eyes flit over him as if he were an ordinary person, […]