Category Archives: Poetry

Icebox Interrogation

With the meats and the poultry all spoiling        for a terrible fight, nutrient extraction is the natural objective.        The produce, too, must be purified.

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Not that Jane Shore

O merriest, wiliest, and holiest of harlots! ~ Edward IV She works the room the way she works words. Her students lead thesauresed lives, ape tropes poached from livid legends, derive new meanings from stale or stolen selves:

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What Then: A Conditional Construct

In computer science, conditional constructs are sometimes referred to as “If-Then-Else” statements: if a condition is met, then an action is performed; if the condition is not met, then an alternate action is executed. What if I were         to begin … Continue reading

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October

after Helen Hunt Jackson’s “November” This is the beguiling month when autumn days betray my summer lusts,

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Detour

for Dawn Thompson There is only one rule of any real value

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Personal Effects

Mrs. Butterworth stands on the windowsill of the Christianson Ranch shack, whose door stands agape with the hasp-screws rotted out.

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Newton’s Third Law

Forty years down our wilderness path, neither I nor you recall the genesis. All we know is our tweenaged selves standing in shame before your holy father

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Imprimatur

A poem maketh not the sun to rise,     Obscureth not the wayward path at dusk—

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Justification

today i shaved the right side of my face first as usual i puffed a bit of shaving cream astride my left forefinger looked in the mirror

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To Tie His Sandals

for Joshua Dodds He speaks in a voice with eyes: eyes that hear, an ear that touches, a hand that reaches around your heart

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