blood in the back of the throat taking the long way home isn’t that just how the thing goes slamming brakes for a swallowtail butterfly yellow wings beckoning for a better past losing, inevitably, scraping knees and knuckles against pavement boiling with sunshine, rays and beams never meant to have holding a book too closely […]
Tag: free verse
Subcutaneous fat Pavement More than road rash Maybe it’s easier to recite insect orders Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Mecoptera Than think about all the moths flying Into the glare of emergency lights Red white red white red white Subcutaneous fat, blood spattered on pavement Orthopera, Hemiptera, Diptera The horse’s corpse two miles up the highway Unrelated, but, […]
Rachel Carson and Gretel Ehrlich inspired.
This is how it went: the pilgrims, with their beige exoskeletons, six legs, antennae they travelled, they followed my misery, mistaking it for promised land, a place where they could be free and I learned the form of poetry in the exoskeleton, six legs, hourglass waist of a wasp on the windowsill I learned to […]
a young life ended too soon by sudden onset seizures
for Daisy and Gato . every homecoming prom high school graduation are photos picturing over the course of four years a mostly white, a little black cat growing up (over the course of four years) in the arms of his mother beside her high school sweetheart black suit & sequin-scaled dresses corsages, cut flowers, bouquets […]
acoustic songs are better
A poem (feat. my fish)
It was going to happen eventually, I guess.
Another cryptic poem about fish.