the nest

the nest

is where i start the thought before it wings off, lost in darting shadow. the finch atop the clothesline might be the same as always or else the 27th of this aviary whose residents i aim to distinguish by differences in beak. meaning: mouth; further translated: their...
Stomach-Something

Stomach-Something

The growth inside you, you can only guess exists– the strengthening malignant allium a tumor blossomed & when your stomach fails to digest you leave your house in pain to meet me at the bar & fuck, you needed a job with benefits but I, too, lack insurance...
Family Reunion

Family Reunion

My mother and I are reclined in cerulean blue beach chairs while the Sun bakes our bodies a golden brown. Between us rests an ice-cold YETI, the closest we’ll get to the Himalayan monster. A child nearby is wailing. He sits crossed-legged and red-cheeked, lamenting...
Color by Number

Color by Number

Past the sunset, we’re in pursuit of leftover angles. After I work and pray I might tell you slowly I can’t make my living in the latest wilderness. Armed with a penchant, for every known answer, I refused to wonder about life recorded in piles of sketches. But...
Are You My Karma?

Are You My Karma?

It’s late tonight. The lights are out. The time has come to check each route. Stealthily checking every door. Windows and balconies, once ignored.   Drumming my fingers, nodding off Still waiting for a single cough. A sign of life my kids are there. Just one more...