Category: Poetry

  • Caesura

    Caesura

    The evening speaks itsninety-seven languages of silence all at once,quite the cacophonyfor ears used to hearing just a fistful of noise, footfall, door slam,somebody swearing at a busstop while the beast exhalesits sigh, loud as an explosion.No, this caesura weaves youforward and backfrom thread to thread, polyphonies of humall the world’s not-speaking,choirs of mouths that…

  • In Mexico, Kind Of

    In Mexico, Kind Of

    The body wants to swimthe cenotes, where long agosomeone either very wise or equally foolishwould have offered a sacrificeto appease one god or another,to cement his place in some kind of heavenor just stay firmly planted hereand be fed. The bodyonly works for profit. There was a timeI can remember nowwhen all the days were…

  • Radishes

    Radishes

    A single diaphonous breath, entrusted to the tides,dodges ships and sharks, pollution and phantom-like jellyfish.Reaching land, it runs many miles through the aquifiers,beneath rocky canyons and verdant fields.Turned to steam, it will rise up through some subway grate to surprise you in Tucker Square, where you are contemplating radishes.You will feel it on your cheek,…

  • Hello, this is a sonnet

    Hello, this is a sonnet

    about fog; tiny liquid droplets hanging in the air, the same air which hangs your thought likea crystal where you left it but it’s also about an invention I’ve been thinking about lately, aninverted furnace of sorts, so that heat and fear goes in and a cool draft of whatever theopposite is comes out. Before…

  • [GET UP]

    [GET UP]

    “I don’t know, I just don’t find you that interesting.” You’re in his kitchen. It’s 5:30 but every light in the house is off, so it feels like the middle of the night. He is slicing the ends off of green beans like he didn’t just say something so devastating that it kicked three fluttering…

  • Watercourse

    Watercourse

    The long drought mocked of my intent To channel the nonexistent, flowing stream.Still, imagining the farmer, the collapsing bridgeHe built for his herd to cross overWhat must have been a muddy mire, Summoned an inner need to prepare.I bought a culvert at the local hardware store,The aproned man said could “conduct a downpour.”Leaning into its…