“Minor Planet 1980 RE1,” “Constellations,” and “The Law of Conservation of Mass”

Minor Planet 1980 RE1 for SOPHIE i’ve replayed the scene in my mind so many times: you’re on the balcony, gauze curtains peeled back to expose your…


“Natives,” “The Island of the Fire Giants,” and “Rejection Letter”

Natives My street is home to everything from a dog hotel to a train station to a rowing club to a care home for old East Berlin drunks. The care home…


“Making Friends as an Adult is Hard” and “Don’t Tongue the Royal Croaker”

Making friends as an adult is hard My two-year-old son believes he can catch the sparrows. He flaps his arms. The birds cock their heads as if to say…


Trouble on Somerset

He’s out, With London, Hitting, Some of, Their, Usual spots, His London, Looking, So happy, They turn, Right, On Somerset, A fairly, Regular thing,…


“Collaboration,” “Trees,” “Chupa-Ku, Volume XIV: No. 66-70,” and “Five Sitchin Quatrains, Part II”

Collaboration sometimes a zombie is like a vampire infecting by biting humans like you but a zombie can walk in the sunlight something most vampires…


“Don’t Slap My Face,” “Dusk to Dark to Dawn,” and “The Turkey Vultures”

Don't Slap My Face It was in late summer, the last time I would ever see her. I came to the city for a few days--- the city where I grew up, the city…


“An Abortive Conversion,” “Post-Avant,” and “By Heart”

An Abortive Conversion No one would ever know how close he came To being saved. He was so heavy-laden, Ardent for rest; his life a worthless…


“London Helps,” “Requiem for Special Occasions,” and “A Writer Remembers”

London Helps He had a, Tough day, Those types, Of days, Happen, Sometimes, He’s just, Sat on, The couch, Having, A beer, Looking for, Something, To…