“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…


“Comic Book Heroes,” “Imagination,” “Quiet Jazz Nights,” and “It’s That Weird Time”

Comic Book Heroes All he talked about was Comic book heroes And movies He knew all the good ones by name And he struggled, and I struggled With…


“Philly, Cheese, Steak,” “You Wear Hopelessness Well,” “Storming Off in Flip-Flops,” and Other Poems

Philly, Cheese, Steak If rolling your eyes were a gesture of affection maybe we never would have left the bedroom. Phil from ZipRecruiter fucking…


“Explanation,” “Theories with a Side of Tacos,” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Chupacabras”

Explanation Let me explain about those who eat brains They must be mad or severely insane They’re clearly dead, nothing left in the head No longer…


“Innocent Experience,” “Secret Keeper,” and “The Legionnaire”

Innocent Experience Night Songs on Themes from Blake I: A Song of Binding "As the moon, anguish’d, circles the earth." The Book of Ahania, Chapter I,…


Some Commandments for the Dreamy Erlking

Become a superb troubadour who loves an eaglet in the starry night full of autumn miracle fulfilled in the meek ontology! Taste a beverage of…


“Sad Nymph,” “Every Creeping Thing,” “On Man and Divinity,” and Other Poems

Sad Nymph Withered sponge dried up no fire left in those once gibbous thighs there’s a cackle almost maniacal at the thought of a lover engaging in…


Pardon Me

join the ranks of those moved on before you it’s your turn now the table set for us all a new future awaits your arrival left to the hands of…


“Upside Down,” “Retrorsum,” and “Silence Differs”

Upside Down I’ve heard the clouds screaming loudly, Seen the sky wickedly winking. The city left is like a ghost That in the nightmare keeps……