“Corporate Whore,” “‘I Just Get on Better with Guys!,'” “Absence of Him,” and “The Would-Be Furry”

Corporate Whore She wants a career      Damn you Not attention for her legs Her bum Or Breasts Oh These assets she'd trade…


Sad and Slightly Pathetic

You stood in front of the class and I couldn’t take my eyes of you while the teacher introduced the new girl to us. Sit beside me, I hoped, but you…


“Frenemy,” “Witness,” “Border Collie,” and Other Poems

Frenemy Jesus I love, I really do, I guess I really do but I'm supposed to love my enemies, too, He said so Himself so my enemy must be Satan but…


“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…