Happy 2021 with My Girlfriend of 320 Kilos

Poet, my friend: I have a girlfriend of more than 320 kilos And I am the happiest in the world. She is beautiful like her alone And she has a very…


Three Autobiographical Poems

Apartment Near the BQE (After Edward Hopper) Light coffee, mostly cream Sun slanting through the screen I fell asleep again Just after you had left…


The Dreamery Inshore

A dreamed ship has gone aground at the most marvelous and dreamiest afterglow. The mast adverts to orientation of a tender Morning star. Seafarers…


“Blood Freezing Even as it Spills” and “Tamerlane is in the Black Tent”

Blood freezing even as it spills I squeezed the trigger On the Winchester repeater, Felt the spring of recoil Like the bounding of a hare. And the…


Psycho

translated by Xi Nan I: Depression If you hide into my childhood and cry I am your tears The childhood in a black and white photo The thin figure cut…


Honeymoon

Rosina “Springtime” Fresh out of fairy tales Looking for the blue prince Charming of her childhood dreams Already made a woman She was strolling…


“This is Not a Garden,” “Pentalogue,” “Riverthought,” and “Blackberry—ing”

This is not a garden Under the trestle I pressed my flower to pieces, trying to remember the last time…


“Grand Canyon,” “Just Desserts,” “In China, Bathrooms Have No Stalls,” and Other Poems

Grand Canyon Men I know have given up. We are all told it is biological. Our bodies know the difference. Titty-bars attract the most. My best friend…


“Every Sense of Reality,” “Worth the Pain Anymore,” and “That Sad Sack of Life”

every sense of reality these are the days where i realize i didn’t do enough drugs in my life didn’t open my third eye wide enough to drain every…


What Do the Friar and the Lord Priest Wear Under the Cassock?

My mother, with love like a chicken Brought me to the Segovia Seminary on a she donkey. My mother said to my father: -Husband, give the she donkey,…