“This is Not a Garden,” “Pentalogue,” “Riverthought,” and “Blackberry—ing”

This is not a garden Under the trestle I pressed my flower to pieces, trying to remember the last time…


“Grand Canyon,” “Just Desserts,” “In China, Bathrooms Have No Stalls,” and Other Poems

Grand Canyon Men I know have given up. We are all told it is biological. Our bodies know the difference. Titty-bars attract the most. My best friend…


“Every Sense of Reality,” “Worth the Pain Anymore,” and “That Sad Sack of Life”

every sense of reality these are the days where i realize i didn’t do enough drugs in my life didn’t open my third eye wide enough to drain every…


What Do the Friar and the Lord Priest Wear Under the Cassock?

My mother, with love like a chicken Brought me to the Segovia Seminary on a she donkey. My mother said to my father: -Husband, give the she donkey,…


“The Whale,” “Five Minutes Later He Blocks Me,” “Show Me a Cliché,” and Other Poems

The Whale He’s fifty-five years of smug blubber, a bored heir to a lucky fortune who can barely walk on the vestiges of his legs bumbling in the…


“Life,” “Poet,” “We Who Are Forever Damned,” and “Requiem”

Life And we adhere to dreams… Resonating in the blue-green veins, Neatly coiled between the Sharp-edged bones carved out Of lust and mortal needs. We…


“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…


Mercy Without Mercy

Mercy, who they call "Misi" That the priests’ Hee-Haws echoes she cheers Like all Hispanic people Even, especially, that bunch of Andalusians From…


“Blessings” and “Zhao Xiaoyan’s Narrative”

translated by Xi Nan Blessings For Bodhisattvas' sake Bless him to go down one level less in Hell* Bless every single person to have a normal sex…


Begin from 1

translated by Xi Nan Moving backwards from 10 Omit 0 Begin directly from 1 Must go for a zigzag To arrive at 2 And go for another zigzag To arrive at…