Poetry

Stars

“These are all familiar chemical elements. We recognize their names. Such stellar nuclear reactions do not readily generate erbium, hafnium, dysprosium, praseodymium or yttrium, but rather the elements we know in everyday life, elements returned to the interstellar gas, where they are swept up in a subsequent generation of cloud collapse and star and planet […]

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Confirmation

Dear God, forgive me my trespasses but You led me into temptation and I am still Your child she wears violent violet lipstick and leaves aching aubergine prints on my throat I wear You around my neck and her marks are like bruises against Your phosphorescent gold and it is so glistening christening shimmering crystalline […]

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Happenstance

Two felled trees dropped into her kitchen, into the roof, confused and destroyed like beached whales, the roots left wanton, open a wind passing through their still dirt-soaked tendrils. For many months, she coaxes the roots into the ground again, towels off the moss seeping into the softened trunks.

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“Thorns Of Insanity”, “Madness”. “Tango with the Darkness” , “Writing on the Walls”

“Thorns of Insanity” Slowly, but surely, my sweet insanity shall consume me as silky shreds of red ribbon twirl under the light of the full moon. The death gods surround me; encircle me; entrap me. They all watched me expectantly, toothy grins further defacing their leathery, decaying lips. The sky became the great seas as […]

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Family Photos

I memorize your profile as you carelessly skim Dostoyevsky on the subway and that fat woman’s flab drapes over your leg. From the silver nitrate Rorschach blots winding up your freckled forearm, I see 35 mm photographs, still dripping, stabbed into your wall, from your road trip with your Tuesday fling New York to Michigan […]

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