“Week-Long Haikus” and “Smoking Haibun”

Week-Long Haikus Were you just looking to see whether you still liked what you saw, with clothes? Should they fall from boughs and make of me an…


“The Father and Ruler of All Things,” “Exotericism,” “Reunion,” and Other Poems

The Father and Ruler of All Things Struggle is good/doncha understood Rapped the motivational speaker Just so, in China (little known As home to the…


“A Young Woman Contemplates Jumping,” “Welcome to the Future,” and “Snow White Redux”

A Young Woman Contemplates Jumping I intend to fall but I must not. I’m on a ledge of a bridge looking down at the water but am I really at the edge…


“I Rest,” “Move the Clock,” “Color,” and Other Poems

I Rest Death came to visit but didn't stay make it familiar but you still have to go this time was not mine but of a similar kind Move the Clock I…


Winter Rain in My Muse-Like Homeland

the eyesome fay at the crack of dawn in winter is weeping the winter rain in the form of magnificent teardrops is dropping down it is to be…


The Body in Whole

Hands They sit there, bloodied hands, Claiming innocence, no harm done. Of all their sins, none were committed. In their eyes, they are righteous.…


“A Dream in May,” “At Fate’s Behest,” “Hostel on the Coast,” and Other Poems

A Dream in May A dream back in May Said that I was a guest in a house And the house was filled with water Except for walkways, more like catwalks In…


“Dream Catcher,” “I Wanted to Wave,” “Purple Kiss Horizon,” and “Lorraine”

Dream Catcher Love is among your nightmares Bound on the wall Caught in Native American inspiration On stereotypically a stoner’s Weblike headboard…


“Niyyah for Wudu,” “Guidance System,” “My Children Are Older Than Me,” and Other Poems

Niyyah for Wudu Do you intend Go wash your hands That you intend Of the smut of self-love What you intend Your face of its tarnish Guidance System…


“The Broken Uterus,” “The Animal Mankind,” “Beautiful No. 2,” and Other Poems

translated by Xi Nan The Broken Uterus An autumn morning you stood in front of the window naked clouded by bright light I almost thought a fairy had…