Tiktaalik

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



RECENTLY PUBLISHED


“WAR MACHINES” & “DATA DOUBLE”

Google tells me she loves American football, and I wonder what twist of data gave her this quirk, this sweet brave way in which she diverges from me, diverts surveillance, leads the advertisers astray.


Papaavetam / Water People

I am not comparing myself to Creator; I am only saying I am made of water; I am only saying I flow to the sea.


photo of a silhouette against cement

SEVEN WAYS TO BE SICK

My knees, hips, knuckles, and spine were strung by an amateur marionette maker.


photo of a brain coral underneath the ocean

Nervous System

The neurologist says, The world must be dreamed
before it can be seen—


Archipelago

...I can only imagine this kind of grief
and I do.


Metaplasia

" Children waiting in empty
lots and melting sandcastles,
enduring as monster-flowers
–monsters, to hurt what hurts
–flowers, to want to live."