Poems

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  • Nice Dark One

    Yours is a noble bio, one note
  • A VARIATION | MY MOTHER BEFORE SHE DIED | HART CRANE

    Why ask to know, twin and neighbor,
  • A Habitation of Jackals, a Court for Ostriches

    Very dark now I put a seed in my mouth but its texture and taste
  • AFTER A FUNERAL

    After the service and reception hour
  • Photographs, 1949 | Retiree

    In one, they pose, grinning straight at the Kodak,
  • Ars Poetica Über Prompt (Not the Taxi Service)

    Take the worst poem you’ve ever written but that you haven’t
  • No Heaven for the King

    Always in the faintest glow of pleasure, and always
  • THE INVENTION OF FIRE

    In “Burning of three witches in Baden, Switzerland,” dated to 1585, three women lie on a large pyre watched by a circle of men.
  • Invitation

    Go now to the silence. It has longed for you
  • The Birthdays of the Dead

    It is an affront in their land
  • The Last of Fanfare

    By fire, then, but within view of a rough sea?
  • Classmate

    I was at the beach talking with someone else