poetry

SOCIAL ANXIETY

At the Corner Store today, I asked the girl behind the counter if she had any blue lighters back there. “Yeah,” she said, “blue cheese is over there.” She...

ASTERISK

Night, I ask you every question as if you were some errant forum. It must be your knowing air. This is not meant to annoy you—no—this probing’s my shape ...

Dybbuk

Hi my name is Hard to Deal With.  I like long walks to the pantry and trying new types of cereal. Mindfulness is the new tolerant, but I’m your crazy ex-girlfri...

Egg Shells

1. We learned to walk on eggshells in a house made of glass. Amber frozen liquid capable of combusting with one crack. We were mujeres who wore hee...

DEMOCRACY

It might not save the country, but if I can tell my neighbor to stop playing with motorcycle engines after 10 PM, we will have won something. Even better if ...

U-topia (No Place)

You said my mattress was too soft. We’d sink into the middle, swallowed whole, every night, bodies clunking, angular hard parts drunk without light. Spelunking ...

ALPHABET

alpha   beta   this is not poetry   this shard from   heartbroken god   this is stark   become god   meet the d...

Dinner

My cat won’t eat alone. I too prefer company when using the sharpened ends of my bones to turn someone else’s body into my body.  So I sit on the floor with my ...

July 4

glass bottles lining the refrigerator / ready to go off / like fireworks / their contents / staining the little hands full of / plastic jewels / found in the ...

Small Talk

Listen, just in case, In case what? In case there should be, in case tragedy What kind? In case volcano, in case earthquake, in case fire Where? When? ...