No Such Things As Wings

once worshipped plagiarized protests end in a hospital bed a rind, wracked rotting without filter or veil revoked by both black & white feathers they’ll strain to speak but only squawk and when sleep conclusively comes we’ll see how they plummet towards the angel(s)trumpet of a burgeoning womb nine months later they’ll mewl / wriggle…

How Do I Explain This To a Therapist

How do I explain this to a therapist? I live with the proclivity to vindicate your mouth and nullify blame for how the planes folded over our atoms. The long lost father     husband     devirginizer     murderer — soulmate manifested from the macrocosm of sadistic axiom. Rainier to Olympus. Alki to…

White Noise & Kill Bill Sirens

I take two steps towards you. I miss you. I take two steps before falling apart face to face with your apparition, I take two steps          I hesitate,          I take two steps and my eyes dilate their loss in a hallway, your spirit smells like rotten plums…

The Leaves You Pick Off The Blackberry

He held his breath to them all. The way a bushel of blackberries suddenly appears on the side of the road after you’ve escaped from the city. You steal them by the handful, assuming they don’t belong to anyone except nature – and she owes you – from the countless times she disembodied your hungry…

Featured Poem | December

Libertine I live in venerable skin of temple, fermented and collapsing, damned and haunted by the eradication of how all at once you existed alabaster emblem coughing and leaving earthquakes along the potholes and sidewalk weeds, you snuff the paparazzi, pelicans and pecans invading chin and belly – a bellow of monologue stampeding the ball…

Featured Poem | September

Final Game we were married       and no one knew, seven stacks of pancakes versus a german chocolate cake made by midnight, and a long cool woman in a black dress mostly echo. mostly vermont maple siphoned from barns, mostly the high end of your hand absorbing my chin, from pucker to pucker…