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 …

Bar Carol

There are worse deaths than singing,
worse singings than death’s.
Gently over black ever

Shifting water the wooden craft
moves out. The newspaper
soaked in itself, sinks.

And the city, there, the circles floating
on the sea articulating growth we…