“A Long Drive in America” and Other Poems

A Long Drive in America Let's see how long you can drive in America before you get to a place you can't get out of. Let's see how many days you can…


“Gods of a Comic Relief,” “I Can Break My Own Heart,” “Gods of a Bonehead 12,” and Other Poems

Gods of a Comic Relief Our smoke and mirrors lifestyle cloaks all our lies smothers my trailer trash tales back into my womb I get all knotted and…


Chaos Litany

There's a kind of separation hysterically laden in a body without bodies, Every transmission in your voice, mother, pulls a soft knife to my throat,…


Demian

This is everything I remember. I was looking at conspiracy websites and something was different. The Internet had been hijacked and inter-dimensional…


“Bibliotherapeutic Saudade” and “Duende of a Sylvan Art”

Bibliotherapeutic Saudade the books stand linear---a syzygy in the redux etagere the mellow beige sun halved by peach clouds, peeks at them…


“Blue Light,” “Evening Machines,” and “Street Flowers”

Blue Light Leaning against an old Chevrolet on Maudlin Street, I smoke a cigarette---hard---chuckling at the hisses and howls of alley cats beneath…


“The New York Zipper,” “Never Take Sweets from a Stranger,” “The Aestheticization of Violence,” and “Father of Lies”

The New York Zipper I kill for my mother I kill for my brother I kill to stop the bother And I kill to start the slaughter Street light shadow Smiles…


“Munk Hunting,” “When I Was Born,” and “Jersey Devil”

Munk Hunting Crazy is a word you understand later in life. When the bones sit old, the jokes with friends leave stories slashed and scarred. The…


“Body as a Metaphor,” “The Other Names of Home in a Desolated Country,” and “Love is an Alien Tongue”

Body as a Metaphor On a sunny Sunday, pastor said we should shout seven fires. But for me, my body is a flame. a burnt offering. a burnt incence.…


“Marble Hands” and “Bacchante”

Marble Hands I saw heavy clouds hide the sun's infinite glare. Rude melancholies wound Apollo’s bow. Like mist from a cauldron, they fill the air,…