Wedding of Opposites

I know I would not be invited, that is quite true…. Did I think he would follow through With the threat of a marriage proposal Or even bring a bunch of wild flowers To the cafe table? In all likelihood those tables Decorated by  the next of kin For the voracious...

Silence

If you ask me To speak I will find I cannot No at least not this week The silence of divinity suits me just fine In my sumptuous version of a flesh-driven jumpsuit As the clock keeps on ticking In the name of normalcy I know exactly where I will end up In the same...

Elders

Among elders found camped everywhere around The region, does anyone have the right to know Whose voice is this? Only someone who needs shoes, I guess. Is this the voice belonging to some of them hailing from Pine Ridge? Those still living exactly and doing as they do,...

Episode

Episode Try not to interrupt the river As a storm detained in momentary silk That in an avalanche might do better When robed as mistress, goddess, woman Deciphered from stem to stern Perhaps as linnet, cygnet or swan Or unlearned synapse of yarn Gleaned from a map Of...

False Reporting

False Reporting   Of late, my heels bend and burn Before an unfeeling incline, Marked by pock-marked Desert landscape filled With deciduous apricot orchards. Each of the whorls of my fingertips Numbed, are now sent reeling backward. While some of us may have defined...

Landlocked

Locked out of the house, I am And standing before the door jamb In my nightgown. But you, You are in your street clothes Husband named Jed with a dog And what page of your novel Were you on before this happened? Blood red moon carousing In a midnight sky, We’ve fed...