Fresh yellow tulips lay flat against a gray background.

Happy and Well

She told my grandmother on the phone,
Sometimes—they’re just too happy.

Image shows the dark outline of a bird flying in the distance against the beginning of a bright sunset with some clouds catching the light above dark water.

Sun, Suna, Sunaofying

if I split / a word in half, send it // across borders, if it finds / a suffix, and transforms /
to meaning: in my mouth

Image shows a metal scooping spoon full of dry brown rice, overflowing onto the surface below.


He did not tell me he eyed the new satellite /
and imagined rolling him in the /
valleys of his fingers.

Image shows an open, swampy river with a leafless tree in the foreground; the sky is cloudy and foggy in the distance.


Given a bridge over a tributary.

A black and white image showing a white ballerina leotard on a limbless mannequin, beside a window and a display of accessories.


No one wants to / be reminded of / the brutal beauty / of becoming.