Because I dare not be in awe

My chiropractor tells me, your sternum is shining, meaning that the small bones
in my chest are rotating, overlapping, and moving away from one another—


photo of three stones stacked on top of one another and one small stone next to the pile

Mother Siege

I know it is a song
as much as a scream but
it melts the walls: let me build.

The Dog

How easily / I could imagine a version of our lives / in which he kept all his suffering secret from me. / I saw the beer on the counter.

Art Movie

The train stopped, still loads new passengers, but the conductor won’t let me get off and kiss you. You know that’s what I haunted to do.

Legal Tender

The only currency that abides
is how we choose to spend our time.

Ode to the Loom

Sweet loom, old friend of an old woman / you are an ancestor she prays to