“Give Back the Day,” “Poetique Voyage,” and “The Glory of the Rush”

Give Back the Day Yesterday, the day was all mine. It brushed against my skin And penetrated my innermost self. It climbed into my body and took…


“At the Speed of Light,” “The Wax Museum,” and “Grappling Gods”

At the Speed of Light The consciousness of the universe surrounds us all as though our heads were hives as billions of bees buzz round and round…


“Avihs || Vishnu,” “Charges,” “Modern Metaphysics,” and Other Poems

Avihs || Vishnu Mornings || they disperse || beyond || the corn…


“Weather Not Permitting,” “Cat Lady,” and “Hometown, Ghost Town”

Weather Not Permitting The air is marbled with smoke The cremation of us all into clouds Us all raining down on our own parades By whatever means…


The Blood

(in memory of Edgar Allan Poe) A pool of blood from the battlefield congealed enough to stand "Revenge!" it cried and gripped a sword still held by a…


“A Geography of Friendship,” “Menus,” “Erect on Demand,” and Other Poems

A Geography of Friendship We are approaching new terrain, the darkened forests left far behind. On the right, one eyes a drop of several hundred…


“The Whistling Man,” “Black and White,” and “Soldier”

The Whistling Man Nobody knows what I did just five minutes ago and now I walk down the street and nobody knows ahead of me a well-dressed couple…


“Grandchild” and “Where God Stores Miscarried Souls”

Grandchild ---accurate in each fact Her birth tickled pink her four grandmothers. She was their first grandchild, their baby girl. Many hands…


“Strangers in the Sheets,” “Ode to the Deadlift,” “Sin-der,” and “Wedding Cake Foul”

Strangers in the Sheets And if we passed would you stop to say hello? Would I in turn not simply go? There but for the Grace... Of some forgotten…


“Enigma Billing,” “Imperative Song,” and “Climate Change”

Enigma Billing He didn’t often bill himself. His name evaporated off paper like smoke through a Vatican chimney. But today something slipped through…