The downpouring stops. Noising geese take off north from the marine-blue flats just beyond the fire pits
Recycling symbol has become a symbol. – which reminds me, In America the time for symbols is returning –
Bo retold the old story about the robber who robbed a Baskin Robbins a few years before with a bb gun.
Then, never losing sight of the trickiness of memory, the poet refocuses, moves outward, but never stays so long as to allow the reader to forget the secret self, the inner self.
A small spider’s small web snags a fat bumble bee. It is difficult. The bee escapes. We three learn.
“Excuse me. When did the Mongols rule china? I don’t know, I just work here.”
In the cage match between Alice Notley and Carolyn Kizer, Emilia Philips is the referee.
You smoked and talked And I listened to Leadbelly Which you thought was weird But agreed it was right for the moment
I had been paid for two months at the agreed upon pay grade, but all my money was in a checking account and the bank card was back in Arizona, everything was in Arizona. It had all been shipped back after the initial intake process. They said we would have everything we needed right there on base. All I had was what was left of the maximum cash-out that I was allowed before the remainder was directly deposited to an account I could not access, a little less that fifty dollars. The bus ride from Chicago to Flagstaff is a four-day trip. I had been flown out on a commercial airliner. Things change.
Or I might say the woman whose hair was made from fallen leaves could not love the man with bees for fingertips