“Meditations (#1): Run, or Don’t Run,” “The Prophet of Regret (#6),” “Game Day,” and Other Poems

Meditations (#1): Run, or Don’t Run Run, or don’t run. I don’t care what you have done. No one knows and nobody cares. No one knows and nobody……


Shoe

A man named Dan Shoemaker lived in the garage, and a woman everyone called “Aunt Shoe” lived in the house. Dan used to get knee-walking, snot-hanging…


“For All of the Suicides on Christmas Day,” “Fuck Yeah,” “Ascension,” and “The Man in the Wheelchair Outside of the Post Office”

For All of the Suicides on Christmas Day Feel sorry for a stray dog with a limp. Feel sorry for a cat with frostbitten ears. Feel sorry for a…


“Santa Monica Chicken Hawk,” “Creation,” “El Tres de Mayo,” and “Up from the River”

Santa Monica Chicken Hawk Twink, twink little star Suck me off in my car Take your twenty Go away I’ll be back next week Same day. Creation This kid…


“The Pursuit of Higher Education,” “No Number,” “The Covenant,” and “The Dead Old Poets Society”

The Pursuit of Higher Education He wrote well Not in great volumes But well, and worth reading Didn’t sell much, to places that paid Didn’t place a…


“She Said,” “Four Kings, Four Queens,” “The Hours Walk Then They Run,” and “Sappho’s Honey”

She Said She said I can’t imitate. She said you are too fat to run. She said they don’t all fit. She said she had to take that call. She said there…