Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

because it is      hidden, secret (geheim),                  & all traces of it       impenetrable,                  distant, like sirens                  blissfully                               sounding in the dark, what enters             so assiduously                            broken is also             what ends – the enforced meaning (Stop! Police! – how it enters the fray)             after all                               no […]


If you dig a hole and get in it,                                                      what then?               If you, say, flick a tree and holler,                                                      then what?                                          If you reverse into an attitude of dotty surrender, all flags flying, the sky as blue               as an unblown whistle, the children dancing,                           well what’s next […]

Self-Portrait without Stitches

after Tarfia Faizullah i was hurt      i wasn’t      i saw it on the internet      licked yogurt from a spoon while the girls described their blood      hot      seizing the cotton of a sheet      i am speaking from the cut place      from my other mouths      do not believe me for i was never cut      or      i was hurt but never sewn      or      i wasn’t      i want -ed it      i didn’t      i screamed      i […]

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