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  • Jacob brings me weeds-

    May 15, 2016
    i looked in here already

    Jacob brings me weeds—
    flowers, he says—
    sheltered in cupped hands
    like snowflakes on death’s edge:

    white bindweed trumpets, bright
    as thoughts popping,
    winding vines that cling
    like anxious fingers twisted
    through…

  • Refuge

    April 10, 2016
    melatiah

    Bolted door burst, drawers dumped, missing heirloom ring.
    Chinese lamp shattered,
    sanctuary flown
    through the gaping hole,
    a dear bird
    with no chance of recapture.
    My rumpled bed on alert,
    every…

  • The Housewife Dreams of Names

    March 16, 2016

    The Jane Austen neighborhood of names:
    Greathouse
    Middlebrook
    Goodknight

    The happily hyphenated:
    Christmas-Card
    Trusty-Fox
    Glass-Coffin

    The rainbow zoo of names:
    Yellowwolf
    Musselwhite
    Silverbears

    The tree violent:
    Knockwood
    Lockwood
    Cheatwood

    Names just shy of appetizing:
    Elkshoulder
    Cornmesser
    Eagleburger

    The richly humble:
    Soldier
    Paniagua
    Trueblood

    The divine:
    SantuEspiritu
    Dieudonné
    Godbolt

    Makes her wish
    Instead of…

  • Prayer – after George Herbert

    February 21, 2016

    The dripping faucet;
    a mouse that burrows into an abandoned
    house; the readiness with which blood
    spills; the declawed cat
    scratching the armchair;

    crocuses bowing their heads
    under snow; a…

  • Five Seconds from Brilliance

    February 21, 2016

    A hummingbird trapped inside a window,
    bashing against the pane—
    a body heaves, feathers batter
    a soundless song.

    He knows not the open door
    of sun and nectar—
    only glimpses…