“Opal Equinox” and “Predatory Paradox”

Opal Equinox Purple smoke & pearlescent intentions, I never wanted to leave you shivering in the dirt, my timepiece white rabbit cracked. Spider…


“Flower Bed,” “Mental Health,” and “Standing in the Slaughterhouse Checkout Line”

Flower Bed The stench of death lingers longer than an inhaling flower, rigor mortus lays stiffer then a stem rooted in concrete, bluish skin wilts as…


“Mammoth Carcass,” “An Ode to the Deadness That Sits on My Head,” and “A Revolution in Self-Perception a.k.a. the Feminine Urge”

Mammoth Carcass All I got is irk like a mammoth carcass unearthed in the soviet tundra hiding vex in tar, heeding deep time’s damn. An ode to the…


Sonnet About Apollonian Beauty of the World

We think of the fascinating charm. We fantasize about wizardry. We ponder on the amazing bard. We reflect on poetic beauty. We muse about astonishing…


“The Podcast Poet,” “Dream with Johnny Depp and Quicksand,” “Old Boats,” and Other Poems

The Podcast Poet The worst thing about this super slick poet on the podcast with his good looks and slim physique and 50-dollar hairdo is not that…


“Keys to the Heart” and “Dogs and Humans”

Keys to the Heart Another, Father’s Day, Comes, And goes, He’s, Still, Young enough, To remember, Those, Few times, When it, Was, A special, Day, For…


“Thunder and Lightning,” “A Strong Black Woman,” and “Lining Up a Combo Shot”

Thunder and Lightning it’s always the calm before the storm the yellow sky that experience tells you leads to nothing good a few drops of rain light…


Hickory Dickory Dock

Even the moon landing was an act of discrimination. Blacks get cut out of everything; even the bombing of Hiroshima failed to include them. That the…


One Entrance But a Hundred Thousand Exits

I tried to write a pantoum poem about the repetition of my days I thought the repetition involved in the form would echo the repetition of my days…


“The Namby-Pamby Poetry Prize, Two Thousand and Whatever” and “Dead at the Apollo”

The Namby-Pamby Poetry Prize, Two Thousand and Whatever When faced with the depiction of the judge, to transfer $20 seemed unwise.…