ban-loca

Now I lay me down Now I put my body on the spinning earth. Listen to the dirt. Someone is riding the wild skin of air. O wonder-bones lifting sweet …

Family

In my family of origin, laughter was tears. Anger was forbidden. Play dangerous.  My brother and I ran different ways. He made money.  Stole it. Flew through the skies in a …

Illness

1 No one records what the body suffers. Just now the birds fly past your window under cover of clouds. The nurses prod and cajole. Their voices caress your face. …

Cold

Never let the cold take you. Savage-glitter heedless north. The cold takes you. A great snowy owl carves his talon stroke in your face. North will take you again and …

Today

Today he learns the Garden of Eden.  He eats trees, feels Eve run her hand over his chest.  She is supple and disappears like rain.  Serpents are gods here with …

Go There Now

Hear, O world.  I will read this proclamation.  This is my day not yours.  My mouth to overcome. After many years the knees get lazy.  People die.  Sorrow invades the …

Objets d’ Art

Come right in. We have a list. Pick out whatever. Red white and blue poster from Deny the Holocaust rally. A twisted noose from down South. Filth tape from big-time …