Two Open Places

I will write you a flower every morning to read with your coffee a bright yellow squirt the coffee oily blue green bubbles on top You sleep with a cat whose soft purr gives you pleasure all the joy of color impressions for the day You are soft like warm butter barely melting down a…

Love is an Idiocy

I talk about Elif Batuman’s novel “The Idiot” at Berfrois. Seesaw on over and see Selin fall from the top of the seesaw?

Anniversary

when cold time frost slips cross moon & sun snivels buff’s hug mist yr fingers & toes fixed to warm grass high above buttered beach swells swirled since our first buss this dovetail tally recalls slips & falls shorts & talls sols wherewithal counterclockwise tetherball pole wrap round & round we

Ruminations

Hamlet, talking to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: “I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams” (Act I, Scene II). Hamlet’s body does not seem to be the problem. Uploading Hamlet’s mind into a supercomputer and dispensing with his body would…

Noir Street Choir

Purple plaque plugs these rose drowsy lines Cowled slugs slow tunes wet needed nibbling speech Crawls to neck to nip & gnaw ear snack signs Where moons have placed your pierced panache. One day we’ll dance this sonnet for Monet Gather green garden bonnet bright flowers Moist morning your sweet toes curled sachet & place…

Oblique Obligato

Moon fresh ribbon smooth platen ball dust sea Fastened to fish risk bamboo water chills Homespun shark teeth reek bark oil tea tree Screeched scrounge scrawn crested pinch ear reach thrills Stringing brew broils cooking pot catch read bin Critical swarm goat bearded bee attack Smoked fuzz moss yucky hot sunder skin Feet faintly sweet & ditties sour retract…

Not one but two needs relish sweet sorrow

Not one but two needs relish sweet sorrow. Wooden shoe wish new saga song bonnet? Purple flower here now gone tomorrow. One knows not lief, and if hair be sonnet, Wold eat polka dotted cotton culotte. Back seats escape too simple bounded rules, Schemes where at smart turn deer quickly departs, Shirking away from linked…

Long after Sappho

…forgot herself that he would be like a princess blessed across from you blossomed lips a breath away, your laugh leaves me cold with doubt still your kindnesses pink and blue flowers, long after this dormant grass past the fires and all the dead batteries burnt matches library books soot lathed, long ago the last…

Vowel Trial Balloon

“Baby I wove you Ain be mine wover too.” “Nary time owns you Ain me I go undo.” “Say me try toned prude Nay ye buy so two.” “Wage fee I know you Say ye sigh oh adieu.”