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November 29, 2019

The nurse came to my room

Last name first she called me

She came with a scale in my room 

She was dragging it

Like a wet puppy or a child with a worn doll

It was...

November 20, 2019

after Edward Hirsh

                                                         who have so much faith...

October 20, 2019

After a painting by Jennifer Ninnis

We have heard of selkies and mermaids, 

women who shed the burden of their human 

skin and take the form of sea creatures,...

October 15, 2019

Quinces are all around the house, in the cupboard, on the bookshelf, on the night stand.

Their smell is enchanting and sweet.

That smell of autumn warms your...

October 5, 2019

To Venezuela.

Mujer, I talk to you without hair on my tongue

As clear as this blue sky over our heads

Here is a mojito

Take a sip

I don’t have a drawer inside to...

September 1, 2019

A succession of thumps

rapid, louder, then done

as body hits solid ground,

no shriek or howl

the silence 

tells me it is 

you who

hold tight to

the water glasses,

on...

June 28, 2019

Pas de Deux

1. She said: Tell me one thing that doesn’t end badly?

2. I wanted her ruffled tutu and toe shoes, 

pink satin ribbons latticed up my legs like bod...

June 6, 2019

Don’t Forget for a Minute That When You Think You’re Safe the Sky Is Lying

                                            (after The X-Files)...

June 1, 2019

Inheritance

I’m curled up against him in a photograph.  

We’re sprawled by the lake

on flagstones I still walk across every summer,

two empty plastic cups with...

May 27, 2019

I read somewhere that matches
Are only so long and can light
At most two cigarettes because
If Americans in the trenches
Were to be lit up any longer
That f...

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