“Dark Nipples,” “I Command the Dead,” and “I Embrace My Darkness”

Dark Nipples “Must everyone know my nipples are dark,” she implored once in a Facebook message After finding that I shared a poem that documented my…


“In Exile,” “Play Solitaire,” and “The Side of the Road”

In Exile Here, in exile. A place less wanted But there is a kind of wan peace--- A sameness of days and nights That become the next And the next As I…


“Silver Bone,” “That Fool with Docile Wings,” and “There is No Poetry”

Silver Bone The floor no longer feathered in love letters, The bed no longer containing even a single fallen hair From your head. Time has passed……


“3PM and Now,” “Small Purple Hands,” and “Your Invective of a Thousand Failings”

3PM and Now I finally got out of bed At around 3PM. I checked the phone. No one called. One junk mail text. I hadn’t eaten in almost a day And my…


“Closing Time” and “I Want This Book to Hurt You”

Closing Time It took over twenty years But I took you home After you eyed me from across the bar For decades. I knew about you but I had other things…