you bring down caribou leave teeth marks in bone you horde love ravish every city that i hide out in cloistered in the spines of books i loved as a boy but never knew i loved until they went away.
seasick on the plains / graybeards stacking overhead / batten down the kites!
this woman came from between the pages of a john steinbeck novel without a hero so you made yourself a beacon in the long brackish night teeth…
Flown astride a church’s spire / A saffron rag clips the wind / Once a dress but now a banner / Once fell to earth but rose again / Once…
Here We Go Get ‘Em
Peeling myself away / From comfort searching / For a day’s disguise / In a wardrobe / That shields wound / While inching closer / To covering a…
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my heart is a honky tonk
good days are always ahead / it’s the old ones / that brake my knuckles / on the dead / the ones that leave / are the ones that linger longest …
on the last day of the rest of our lives
the skin hunger for you on me / is a slingshot into sunshine / our faces covered to god / our love a blank rhythm / in a cloudy silence / of…
blood in the water
i shrug off rust there is lust in my blood stream sweet marrow these narrow tomorrows relentless on my joints my figurative speech beaches whales…
brine and mist and fine foam
when i think of us i think of friction the minutia of / movement etching our corners smooth until there is no blood just the polished response of…
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