Category Archives: Poetry

Settling Into the Dark

It brought us up quicker than anything else. Pegging out, building poles, taking in the stars. Listening to the moon sounds come in. We sat for hours under a heaviness. The night air stretched our lungs, matured our bodies and … Continue reading

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The Other Avenue

There was another avenue by us. Gardens left to the wind, gates looked like old boat decking. Some flowers would grow, while weeds were encouraged to reach above their shadow. This brick estuary felt years behind ours. Money was lower … Continue reading

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A Quarter of Vitamins

sorry to empty my dinner plate // my ribs are icicles again and linguini whines like a toddler as if to say mama why can’t I come home? /// /// in a dream last night, I bandaged 4 apples with … Continue reading

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The Last Folk Singer

The last folk singer steps out onto the stage. He carries his guitar and an old banjo. They say he learned to sing from a Jew in Kansas City but I know for a fact he learned while in prison … Continue reading

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Concealed yet permanent

I knit you a yellow wool hat with grosgrain streamers to tie under your infant neck. No ultrasounds existed so I selected a unisex color. Later you wore wooly hats handmade by my mother; she always made a pom-pom from … Continue reading

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Drought

sunflowers droop against the picket fence, watch themselves left behind in red dirt, miss seeds crunched in young jaws & light streaming (not burning) & light streaming and playing with the rust-red water can miss water miss upraised faces, miss … Continue reading

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language barrier

SuFrida, you said, is a play on words but as I sipped my second michelada, lime with the salt- soaked rim, I was unsure of your full explanation, Drake rapping over your words, and in the hazed darkness of dusk, … Continue reading

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