The Last Eunuch

The Last Eunuch

In the afternoon three things happened to bother me. In order:

1)  I read a Times article about the last eunuch of the Chinese emperors dying alone in a Beijing temple. Most eunuchs had saved their “three precious” in jars …

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…

Spider Lilies

Spider Lilies

It happens in our sleep; we wake one otherwise normal morning to find the Garden District lawns overrun with towering green stalks and weird red blooms, delicate and menacing. When the owner of Holiday Heaven on Government Street committed suicide …