Member since June 13, 2010 | 2,280 Readings |
MFA student in poetry at JHU.
Millenial Gmail Sonnet
Hai. You’re visible, away. I’m invisible / Because I’m writing this sonnet, see: / The chain-mailed gauntlet of verse, quibbling / With a word…
How To Avoid Crashing And Burning
A dozen strands of wiry nipple hair / Are all I can honestly claim. / And claim them I do, like / The luggage at carousel four— / If not…
Two mitts and a ball pressed to my chest, / muffling my heart / -thumping in my ears!- / And I beg him to play with me, just a short catch, / I…
Back Into The Sea We Will Go /
/ The month before your mother / Will die is the busiest month, / Trying to say as much as possible / While she can hear the least. / / She…
Not Forgetting Nebraska
Grandad never owned a lawn mower. / In a sort of shuffle-jig, like a line dance / that he’d learned at Shore’s, / He would shake out kerosene or…
You’ll slip into the bath water warm / And comfortable and slimy, / With your aromatic candle / And blue laptop light flickering / Side by side. …
On the Destruction of Troy
Mother will pay you / Ten dollars an hour / To do your manual suburban labor. / / Mowing the lawn / Strummed no strings / Of your heart…
Subscribed by JP Grasser
Love Letter Committing Some Other Crime
Dear 1989, the definition of happiness is a tiny human knot. To mimic the man I want to be again, I imagine the shipwreck of your voice inventing me….
Gutting the Farmhouse Upon Grandfather’s…
My heart leapt when I thought / / of all I could destroy. / / I tore the cherry banisters / / from the foyer’s broad staircase / / and…
To be human is to be the meat— / rare & vicious in each meniscus. / / The eyelid floats a blink’s runoff, bats at / one yipping dog…
Would you like to leave a comment on this profile?
Ink Node for a free account, or
if you are already a member.
© Ink Node, 2013