Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lilacs Near July

Fucking near July— Lilacs finally wilt—but It’s cold where I’ve sat  

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Adrift (poems from old notebooks, autumn 1993)

language ebbs, tidal, tosses up bits of herself a lone word, whitened, dry of promise, stripped of the shellac of context tangled snarls of sentences the stylized skeleton of a poem, bone after random bone, scrimshawed by talk the great … Continue reading

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Wind in the Trees

It’s the end of June And all over town today As wind moves through trees Touching and retouching leaves I hear you saying, “Goodbye.”

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The Religion of Hate

Because I’ve known what it is to hate I know that to do so is a choice. I know that hate requires attention And determination. That it’s work And, just like honest work, it leaves us With calluses and scars; … Continue reading

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There is a moment in the evening by the sea (poems from old notebooks, April 2008)

There is a moment in the evening by the sea before all light has left, after the last red arc of sun has sunk, when only treetops float in stark relief against shards of sky like glass broken from old … Continue reading

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This Dust, This Friction?

Because of all the nights I’ve sat motionless While star after star swung across the sky Photons colliding one by one with the moon Each knocking loose a grain to fall on me. Because I’m always sat under trees in the … Continue reading

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