“Congratulations,” “On Finding a 19-Year-Old Woman’s Body in a Hotel Freezer,” “Declarations of Concern,” and Other Poems

Congratulations People have been trained to turn in their neighbors. It’s the mood of the country. Call 911 if you hear a crying baby. No one can…


“Twelve Months,” “Control,” and “Exchange”

Twelve Months Twelve months of not-an-ending twelve months since the beginning of this and what I thought I was going to miss but has engrained…


“Mystery Girl,” “Context,” and “Monologue in Class”

Mystery Girl There is a girl near you. Look up. You’ll know her in an instant. She’s sitting at another table in the café, But she doesn’t see you.…


“Formulism in Ethics” and “Essay on Lust in Times of Crisis”

Formulism in Ethics First, sharply distinguish between inner and outer perception--- just take the edge and fold it on itself, you know, changing…


Woman on 187 Debray Street

The road has rolled out                 like a wet thick tongue,…


“Four Horsemen at My Door,” “Beautiful Chaos,” and “Poet’s Block”

Four Horsemen at My Door At the midnight hour They rang And rang And rang Startling us From the safety of our blankets Peeking through the hole I saw…


“Relative to Time, Space,” “Seance for a Protagonist,” and “The Fetishes of Fallen Women”

Relative to Time, Space I have friends who act eccentrically when a pet dies. Still leave the water dish out, engage in long conversations about…


“The Pool,” “Idiot,” “Wear the Crown,” and “Can You”

The Pool He and I bathe, He in dark Water, I in clear. Our eyes touched For the first time At the registration desk. That very second I got drowned.…


“The Extinction Squad,” “Switchyard Flash on 20th Century Limited,” “Report Card,” and Other Poems

The Extinction Squad Attacking each psyche to build the cyborg consumer army, advertisers carpet bombed with market campaigns from Internet heights…


Floor

who can really tell, these days, which are the days that matter--- if there are days that matter because significance is insignificant if you can…