Poetry

Yellow Girl Hymnal

I. Come, Lord, let us welcome you home, Let us be shy when you take off your shoes, Let us …

Question Mark

So you felt like kissing yourself in the bathroom mirror, all tongue and all slipperiness and chemicals, all cold-tasting and …

Urban Picnic

Good girls sometimes don’t feel like going home. They buy cheap microwaved rice balls and sit in the streets. They …

Alpha

Her dentures have escaped her mouth. Her fingers, Made of canines, Step deftly out of hell; Their devil-given powers do …

Blue Whales

Blue whales float in the sky In blithe heaviness. They have beached themselves among the clouds Peacefully, Like an enlightenment, …

Faint

(adj.) A word to describe indistinct things; hazy at the edges. A vague silhouette somewhere in the dim past, not …

Coat Collar

I know your father’s size, And his closet won’t fit you. Your necks are too different, Oliver.   The sleeves …

On the Wide Line

The air in my room Hangs a static curtain Over hours spent nibbling and chipping.   At nighttime it sinks, …

Brooklyn Bridge

*Inspired by a painting of the same title by Georgia O’Keeffe   We were born undeserving But more, unforeseeing This …

Sympathy’s Eye

A pigeon, Feathers matted And beak burrowing into nothingness, Shallow breath laboring to sustain the dead-weight body. Already giving up. …

Jellyfish

My eyes wandered to a Jellyfish And I threw a fit- Please, Let me back on the boat   Phantom …

Slam Poem- Jungle Flower

The world thinks I’m a flower. This may sound like a compliment, but I don’t take it as one. For …

Judgement Day

I have forgiven myself already For the shortcut I took today And for the honey on my fingers, The crumbs …

Salt Water Plums

but the darker fruits beckon and the tragedies invite and the arms of shadows are ever open   We have …

Merry Go Round

I have heard it said that what goes up, must come down   And all that rises from the dirt …