“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…


Urbane Zoology, Wroth Anthropology

Now we see that last maggot-man, his kin shall not expire so long as Culture’s rotting corpse his gluttony inspires! Born in the foetid, urbane place…


“Diatribe,” “Treatise,” and “To My God in His Affliction”

Diatribe When the sister becomes a burden I drop her at the railroad tracks, her head a turquoise bauble. When the sister grows too heavy I take her…


“Graphophobia,” “Night View,” and “One Night in the Zika Zone”

Graphophobia One night a shapeless form gathers from the dark and jabs a knife into my brain, wounding the surface of thought. I huff out breath,…


“Deterrence,” “The Empirical World,” “Gastroenteritis,” and Other Poems

Deterrence Wombats and other creatures that make their living from others have all taken over the cashiers' positions at your favorite supermarket.…


“The Rage: Carrie Two” and “Depression Screening”

The Rage: Carrie Two Why did they have to remake you? Wasn’t one pig’s blood dress enough? Tommy’s dead head over a steel bucket, dropped from the…


“Hell for Thoughts,” “Ten Thousand Islands,” and “Hot Hot Hot”

Hell for Thoughts Never mind time past, time present and time future are become the New Now in the electric beargarden that lies beyond the Enter…


“Calypso” and “Marionette”

Calypso Broken boughs set upon starlit seas of blue--- endless tides of foam and melodies of you. Your eyes, dark and dismal as the storm, but within…


“On Bullet Night,” “Summer Camp,” and “You Never Know”

On Bullet Night she keeps ranting cussing every bullet that shatters a parlor window thuds into the wall – she doesn’t try to protect herself figures…


“Screaming for Ice Cream,” “Walk Like a Jain,” and “Neptune Opposite Moon”

Screaming for Ice Cream Now you want me to care that you love me, gobble your sentiment like ice cream from your dusty, cracked bowl. Last time, you…