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ARDUOUS VESSELS

Thus began a long period of acceptance: bone marrow nourishes blood vessels, tortured anatomy, rehabilitation. How fingernails keep growing after death. Bird’s beaks do the same thing. Can you hear them? Flowing in both directions—I know this is impossible, but it happens. Often, a ...

On Visiting a Friend During Her Manic Episode

Cross-legged on the hospital bed, you explain to me how every page in your journal can be read like a palindrome and about the bridge over the troubled waters of the river Styx and the human sacrifice in the Shakespeare tragedy and the ...

Two Poems

Eastern Horizon The morning isolated        the water, that ten o’clock eventually electrical where the north gave birth to disaster. And if we flash on a map,      looping through home,                         light fell from the forest, sirens, birds, harlots     gone to windows to watch. I slipped down and felt blood, glittered all night, ...

Two Poems

THEY SAY THE (MUSLIM) BAN IS TEMPORARY But I've decorated my home, she says And what if they make us leave? I know it sounds silly, but each painting I've chosen with such care See this one? It’s of a castle from a street artist in ...

Darling Daughter

Darling Daughter, When they want to cleave your bark to read your rings, hack away at your outermost with steel edges, accuse you of a petticoat conspiracy that you are a part of because we are all a part of it ...