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Tag: Poetry

In a basketball court, a girl shoots hoops, and misses.

The Innocent

We waited for weeks to see the emergence of young ones Nestled in a little nook were three self-satisfied eggs. A snug nest was situated in the crevice Time dozed…

Blood and Soil

The advantages of online learning are plentiful. One of the major benefits is the convenience that it provides.  Students can access course materials at any time that is most suitable…

I Am Become a Man

Becoming a man is a major milestone in any person's life. It is a time of transition, of leaving childhood behind and learning to take on greater responsibility.  It is…

Snow Theory

I haven’t killed a thing since 2006 The darkness out there, wet as a newborn I dog-eared the book & immediately thought of masturbation How else do we return to ourselves but to…
A man sits at his drawing table, looking nervously at his creation, as an ink blot dog barks in the background.

Holed Up

Finally, the mint is up. My small ambit of yard. Monitoring its progress.  The azalea has a few tightly furled pinks like napkins twisted in a lap  anxiously below the dinner table.   As a…
A person spins, performing in a delirious haze as an ink blot figure records them, resulting in 30,000 social media likes.

Trilogy of Doubt

What form do you ask for pointing at me with your scorn- raised brow you clutch your coxcomb    velvet robe with your left hand ringed    married to God in cuffed surplice and say: so shall you burn What dunce cap bows…
A man in a suit and tophat (think Mr. Monopoly)walks gleefully through a changing neighborhood. Building in the distance are under construction, and someone lies on the sidewalk across the street.

Casting Call

Hospital patient  to die on-screen.  Must be able to stay dead for money. Must stay dead  for several takes. Must not flinch when the protagonist’s tears make a lake  of…

Sestina Gratitude

Thank you in gold particle. Thank you in wave. Thank you any zygote worth its salt. Bend down to be capacitated. Bend down to take your crown. Thank you parting membrane. Thank…

Named Storm

Each phase of my childhood was marked by  the death of another child, but my parents didn’t worry much, and I spent summer afternoons  nowhere to be found.  It was the most useful thing I’d…

Whimsical

A world of whimsy awaits, one which is full of laughter, discovery, and joy. Step off the beaten path and into a place of imagination, a place where anything can…

Cathedral

Before the war we bury the windows Before we bury the windows we take them down The tallest of us altar boys  lifts a purple blade from a frozen robe & holds it with…

Hip Hop Cricket

This ’hood’s vast and I’m its chief sentinel, a natural  born horn.  I’m a clarion  nation, the itch  in heaven’s  evening clothes.  Where I’m from ain’t no “my bad”— I am bad: That’s truth. So pony  up, falsettoed  crotch-grabbers, you whistling wannabes,  and listen to  what’s…

Forced March

after Dan Beachy-Quick The difference between marching and walking is the order to depart from the barracks, automatic rifles behind us.  Around their stocks and grips, their barrels and magazines are the hands of…