February 12, 2017

Wear this ancient armor abreast


which has served as shield 

longer than iron or steel

against all that is offense in the world;

embrace its gentle strength,

how it may wrap around your contours,

a snake keeping warm an egg,

and when hatched we will have cr...

February 12, 2017

when mom tells home tales of her parents

they are muddled in myth and mystery

—they never said much  but always talked story—

and it is unclear how great-grandparents died

—they went to India and we went to France—

that was that      so       we fill in the gaps...

February 12, 2017

the main differences here: 

you can't leave the water running

the roads are restless

and you can be whatever you want with enough imagination

tankers storming  the faultlines 

of the freeway    glassquakes   rumble fish

hey, you're pouring...

February 11, 2017

If only I could love you for ten lives

Or more,

Until the bleeding sun parts the storm clouds

Which reside upon my heart

Who knows how all things pulsating

Sputter out and cease,

Might we, us, ours outlast,

Epochal and evermore, 

Where men can not go alone

All these songs trans...

February 11, 2017

When the drought breaks

  we are in the

  car splashing through black

  highway speeding in

  reds and heads

  you turn up the stereo

  drown out

When the drought breaks

   you are on the balcony

   drawing palms who shake

   at the wind like a wet

   dog beneath...

February 2, 2017

So the country has become a circus, A tiredly unfolding soap, a two-star action flick

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