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“Enigma Billing,” “Imperative Song,” and “Climate Change”

Enigma Billing He didn’t often bill himself. His name evaporated off paper like smoke through a Vatican chimney. But today something slipped through…


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Prison

Like many other indulgent writer types, I often wonder if I’ll end up in prison. It just takes one dystopian government, you know. Unlike other…


Snowfall on Pine Ridge

Wind rattles the sheet of plastic covering the broken window. Seated at the kitchen table, Ellen looks up from the coloring book in front of her and…


Urbane Zoology, Wroth Anthropology

Now we see that last maggot-man, his kin shall not expire so long as Culture’s rotting corpse his gluttony inspires! Born in the foetid, urbane place…


Wisps

My eyes are wide open when I enter the chamber. I’ve been coming here every night for a week. Sometimes I see them right away, the wisps. Other times…


The Cabal

“I wanted you to be the first to know,” Roman had confided in me. “I’m going to kill Henry Smithers.” “Gone off your meds again, eh, Row?” I had been…


“Diatribe,” “Treatise,” and “To My God in His Affliction”

Diatribe When the sister becomes a burden I drop her at the railroad tracks, her head a turquoise bauble. When the sister grows too heavy I take her…


Taking a War Bride

In the summer of 1865, I sat down in a saloon in the Nebraska Territory to enjoy some whiskey and a poker game. Paintings of beautiful women were…


“Graphophobia,” “Night View,” and “One Night in the Zika Zone”

Graphophobia One night a shapeless form gathers from the dark and jabs a knife into my brain, wounding the surface of thought. I huff out breath,…


“Deterrence,” “The Empirical World,” “Gastroenteritis,” and Other Poems

Deterrence Wombats and other creatures that make their living from others have all taken over the cashiers' positions at your favorite supermarket.…