The Matador

She tempts / death & leaves me, her mistress in the stands, / silk handkerchief between my teeth.


House of Worship

The most consistent yet overlooked character of any horror is easily the haunted house.


Two Poems

my mentor said once a poem can be whatever you want it to be. / so i bury the poem in the river & the body in the fire.




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June 9

Avoiding white-clad men, even those without knives. Advancing anarchy. Apologizing sometimes unnecessarily.


black and white photo of two children in a museum looking at dinosaur bones

Tiktaalik

We swallow whole all things / we don’t know, a slow digestion / of the self.


Nows

Time isn't real, anyway.


Two Poems

A nickname for God: The Lord Elephant. Lord mule.
Lord’s acres. Hospital Lord. Texas for God Alabama.
God’s sea of blue tarps.


Beetle at the Window

“Every time, it’s the same. A man hands me a golden scarab.”