Monthly Archives: August 2022

stumble down clowns

Pause Stumble down clownsOn an anfractuous journeyWandering up & down,Up & down, up & down,Mountainsides never willingTo stop— Pause— On a ridge atop a visionOf violent beauty: cragsjagged, shadows knifingA light incessant,While the sun divestsItself of solitaryResponsibility forDevouring ourPlanet. What … Continue reading

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cracked a book

Wormy Apple (haiku) I once cracked a bookOpen to dayglo nightmares—A wormy apple. What I’m Reading: “Stories don’t care how we tell them. Stories take any shape they want. Not all stories happen with a beginning, a middle, and an … Continue reading

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home is everywhere

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Love ends. But what if it doesn’t?” — Ada Limón / “The Hurting Kind” “… economic injustice will stop the moment we want it to stop, and no sooner, and if we genuinely … Continue reading

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shapes are terrifying

Family Pix (haiku) Shoehorned between them—the conduit for heat and hate—this portrait’s a lie. What I’m Reading: “Today the cloud shapes are terrifying, and I keep expecting some enormous black-and-white B-movie Cyclops to appear at the edge of the horizon…” … Continue reading

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key of thee

gas-smith glassmith life in the key of thee(the god clears his throat)a fine fissure appeared overnightyou left a paper trail(please do not touch the glass)you smudged the fossil recordyou mar everythingyou consider What I’m Reading: “It’s cold today so the … Continue reading

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the circular motion

octagonal agonals lost in the notionof the circular motionof your last rectagularwords What I’m Reading: “People piss me offspecifically and species-wise.” — Maureen N. McLean / “Come Again / Woods”

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hot wattle thing

13 Ways of Looking at a Jabberwockbird 1A hot wattle thing of the new wave—a heel trestle tactician of new sex. 2A treble tabernacle template … condolences! 3Heathen tree table temple—tinplated condom. 4The hot new textile and treetop heating tableau … Continue reading

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red giant capricious

I Am… (haiku) Yellow star burning—Red giant capriciousness—White dwarf exhausted. What I’m Reading: “There was a bottomlessness to the negations” — Stephanie Cawley / “Not”

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speed reduced ahead

SOLASTALGIA II What I’m Reading: “Didn’t they know that the land was God itself, the sun and moon and rain, that it was all God?” —Ottessa Moshfegh / Lapvona

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your panty line

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Once upon a timewhen everyone had pubic hairand read books and had been taughtpenmanship and bombsand oh good PB&J there was pleasurein things specifically nowforgotten or rather abandonedLet’s forget the crusted nostalgiaof the … Continue reading

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