Shake-Up

If it weren’t for the Constitution, we’d be Iran. If it weren’t for the First Amendment, we’d be China. My friends see themselves as reasonable, they…


“Broken,” “Monsters in the Night,” “Inside Us,” and Other Poems

Broken Lying on a stairway, broken glasses. One piece at the bottom, alone. Two pieces lingered several steps away. I thought of John Lennon, how the…


“It Would Be Easier to Just Be Hopeless,” “For the Rest of Your Life,” and “Take Advantage of Lost Souls”

it would be easier to just be hopeless searching for love in the middle of a pandemic it figures the woman of my dreams would be on the other side of…


“To Folsom Prison, with Love” and “I No Longer Do Adore Her”

to Folsom Prison, with Love Enough with your cherry dice heart shaped ice cubes, 66’ cadillac, dita von teese’s couch  Enough with the smiths…


“The Tyranny of Toilet Paper,” “Dear Encapsulation,” and “The Narrator Presents”

The Tyranny of Toilet Paper hands lunge through darkness distancing answers, delineated, point A to point B disposed into toilet paper salvation…


“Table for One Gator,” “Love Sick Etc.,” “Spider-Man in the Park,” and Other Poems

Table for One Gator A ridge of gray breaks the surface of brown water--- a stillness like cypress roots--- two nostrils blink like eyes, suck in the…


“Rainy Season Damage,” “One Unlucky Boxer,” “In a Very Open Marriage,” and Other Poems

rainy season damage It's been a rough rainy season and rain always put father in the drinking mood He drank more in this rainy season than ever…


Internalities: A Group of Three Poems

the internality deep in the earth total darkness without light you only feel your way you bump you circle you change directions to no avail without…


“Becoming Her,” “Her Daddy’s Old Mirror,” “Little Woman,” and Other Poems

Becoming Her As if becoming the infant he was once standing by the thick glass upon a stage watching the destiny playing down for him he throws his…


The Fertility Question

Apparently most folks prefer to live free than face responsibility I can't help but notice all these ring fingers are naked Meanwhile more women use…