I took with me everywhere else I’d been before. I’d bought a house on a corner and dismantled it like a stage-hand. When I spoke, my voice sounded like everything. When my neighbors asked if they should be worried, I …
The bridge in us is sinking even though you ride your bicycle through it. I know it was your favorite way to get around. That it had a sweet little bell and chimed like Sabbath. I see you wearing dresses …
I go in a drizzle
to Check Point Charlie
and peer over the barbed wire
someone points across it
toward a building where his brother
slid home on a rope of knotted bedsheets
border guards check …
Babbs and Clean-Willy iron together in the buff.
You can see them. Babbs’ jelly-fish figure.
Clean-Willy the same but harder and hirsute,
like a balding chimp, smoking as he sprays starch.
They are half-drunk but diligent
in their ironing uniforms …
I would have thrown newspapers in nothing but my boxers
at sparkfall. Instead, I go mourning
all day and flitting about the hollow space inside.
In the marketplace chickens hang in a butcher’s window.
Little is up in arms.
So I never had a proper mentor,
but I did see Sales Training
and Success Expert Tom Hopkins
on television one night.
He said, “Yesterday is a bucket
of ashes, throw away the ashes”—
I thought: that man in a …
My sleeping Bichon’s stomach’s making
Star Wars light saber fight scene sounds.
If you’re like me you wonder:
is it because the dog (sometimes—despite
our best efforts) eats his own poop?
Or is the inside of my …
Made of rock pressed into itself,
pushed northward, a hard turn toward
sky, what the earth allowed when plates
vied for space. And the earth was made
of bodies pressed into themselves, blood
rusted into soil, a hard turn of …
The men buried beneath my house are all named Neil. There is something in my room, in the corner of my room, behind the television. It has bendable arms & legs. When someone sees the thing in my room the …
St. Gemini Collages Photographs of Distorted Dolls in Vulnerable Poses Together With an Ancient List of Indigo-Colored Objects, and Glues Her Revelations Inside the Book of Truth and Water
& dusk & learning the throat