Nero’s Descendants

Cool has replaced noble, the dude explains, as he knifes his mother; it’s a man’s world. With that, the teen loudly orders Quiche Lorraine, peach…


“Baby Food,” “Grocery Store Chatter,” and “The Thing About Heartbreak”

Baby Food He takes, The day, Off, So that, He can, Fully focus, On London, London seems, To be, Feeling, A bit better, She’s, Less wobbly, She’s…


“Mosh Pit Zombies: A Zombie Zonnet,” “For the Love of Brains: A Zombie Zonnet,” “Jumping Rope with Zombies: A Zombie Zonnet,” and Other Poems

Mosh Pit Zombies: A Zombie Zonnet mosh pit zombies in a musical trance once the music stops, then we really dance they begin the chase, we will run…


“Emergency Room Ruminations,” “Worse Than They Deserve,” and “Reading Habits”

Emergency Room Ruminations He’s at, Friendship Hospital, For Animals, With his dear, Little London, This is, A place, He never, Wants, To be. Worse…


“These Earlier Appointments,” “A Glass of Brandy,” and “All in the Tongue”

these earlier appointments i hate these earlier appointments i’m stuck in a waiting room with the damn soap operas on the faces are a little older…


“Remembrance” and “Ballad”

Remembrance Damp data, streams that flood bare drives with images (still lives forever past), drop from the voids between cells, tissues soft and…


“One More Last Needle,” “We Saw Them Coming,” and “The Bombs Are Falling”

one more last needle a race against time a club to join the deadline is nigh worlds apart yet so close where are your lips when I need them the most…


“Bury My Heart in the Martian Sky,” “Shortages,” “A String of Poe-ku,” and Other Poems

Bury My Heart in the Martian Sky ages have passed by or has it just been minutes what does it matter irrelevant time at the end of a long line all…


“How This Ends,” “Pain of the Past,” “The Long Road,” and “That Kind of Love”

How This Ends He’s getting, Another, COVID vaccine, Eager to, Get in, The way, Of death’s, Possible plan, Yet again, To jam it up, Embrace the, Quiet…


The Flower-Like Second Sonnet

I conceive the brilliant lilac. I build admirable holly. I design pleasant marigold. I constitute pleasing lily. You devise outstanding iris. You…