Monthly Archives: April 2021

I Don’t Drink

nowadays but I got glazed back when Karl and I lived in a stick hut on a mountain in the woods & drove a 1962 blue Chevy pick-up rusted through in important places — one night we went to a … Continue reading

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Genetic

I recently did DNA testing and found that I am second cousin to a calico cat, have three hitherto undiscovered children, and a grandmother 124 years old but lively for her age. We are planning a family reunion in July. … Continue reading

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United State of Me

Law #1 you will do what I say quickly poetically with a bready smile Law #2 you will collect swell songs of praise me as your only topic as in: I see your azure eyes lips like something I forget … Continue reading

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Head in the Clouds

Today fog gulped me down, tight wrapped its arms like grandma woolies and snug cocoons tucked me into the top drawer of the bureau of investigation blinded and crumpled, could have been wars fought outside my window for all I … Continue reading

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Byroads

I took a long walk, just me and Izzy the cat. We walked across the country. When she got tired I pulled her in a red wagon like she was a princess, Princess Izzy. We started out in winter in … Continue reading

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Train Trip

I don’t know where I am going listening to the faraway squeal of wheels on the track counterpoint to my moonish dreams, a blurry slur outside my window as the train winnows on the rails rain blanched sunset on one … Continue reading

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You Know I’m No Good

Izzy ran out into the rain such a brave cat when she came home her fur was wet and she held a bird in her mouth a pigeon as big as a chicken, all grayed scragged feathers tiny head wrenched … Continue reading

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Sensibility

I am suffering an identity crisis having lost eyesight somewhere in the tangled woods across the street and misplaced my hearing around the corner left macarooned with taste and touch, shuffling among the pomegranates and rose petals and popple leaves, … Continue reading

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Decimation Row

Take a big mouthful of sluggish mud river coursing through the forest. Surround us with stumps and heaven tossing trees, un- happy twisty grasses in the soil, tendrils and vines hanging fruity nooses and plaid suspenders. Can you hear the … Continue reading

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Meeting in a Strange Place

Me and Izzy are riding the D train when I notice my mother huddled across the car all dulled with winter frost Scarified and old as dirt Got spare change anything helps she mumbles looking down at her feet, scratches … Continue reading

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