Broken Heart

There was a man who had a broken heart. It was so broken that it had shattered into hundreds of small pieces. It was much like smashing a head of iceberg lettuce that had been dipped in liquid nitrogen. Except …

Morphine Pony

I press the button, and a scaffold of screws and pins uncouples from my shattered pelvis,
and leaks away like steam.

And when I wake, the sun has rearranged its buttery geometries on the walls and carpet,
on the little …

Failing Science

One thing any scientist understands is failure.
Many research projects fail to produce results
and nature’s own products often suck
—look at a duck: you think it’s going to
survive natural selection? A quack in New Jersey
and bam: mutation, extinction …