All I Know of Coal

This is what happens when you cut the world in two: it turns
on you. We all die: cancer, copper water, money, meth,
oxy, percocets, loss: a job or love, too much or too little
Jesus, mountain blasting zones: where we blow
ourselves apart.

The Islands

“When we first arrived, the ocean was a scene from a movie...”

(another) Ithaca

“We are all running out of time, and running out of a place.”


“the name of how music plays / often means what it is: A record — a witness; a cassette”