She’s Gone

She’s Gone

she’s gone off to school high-ponytail flapping only a few bites taken out of her egg, sunny-side up, with a soft yolk, and buttered zucchini bread, slightly sweet scented with cinnamon and clove she’s gone but I managed to place a soft kiss on her forehead in the dim...
Settling

Settling

Settling settling settling deep inside finding my Mother the Bosom of my Mother and resting in the tender caress of my cheek Wrinkling my nose at the fetid waters of the swamp… visiting in my small wooden rowboat gathering the reptiles letting my hand run over...

How to Love a Troll Child

Be prepared For him to try to poke your eyes out And smear his own shit across your cheek Just hold him close against your chest, even as he squirms And kiss him tenderly, on the forehead covered with oozing sores Do not let her Punch her rodent-eyed brother or Pull...
Spilled Coffee

Spilled Coffee

Saturday morning sunlight slants sideways into the kitchen of the tidy 2nd floor apartment in a tired part of New York City layered between the nondescript dark-haired couple upstairs and my grandfather the Polish butcher, and his good wife, downstairs like a sad,...
Tinkling Sorrow

Tinkling Sorrow

River of tears river of sweat and blood purify the Man purify the Woman so they can become Whole Unsundered Clarify the butter clarify the butter Dance the drama, the Passion Play river of sorrow tinkling jewels swirling tears and limbs wavering sanity Succor the...