When I turned to face you. I knew I had to face you.
I found out I was pregnant in the bathroom of a wine bar.
Too many toasties cut in quarters for Subway. Too many indemnity claims at Allstate.
It’s clear that most of these students hate Sal, Dean, and Kerouac.
If you’re wanting to write a poem that will appeal to the largest possible amount of people, you really can’t go wrong writing a poem about water.
Chaos and beauty, sirens, dancing and weeping.
we feel safe when we taste one another and we feel safest when our mouths are numb
There is an eerie glow to the hollowness of bark that has been stripped of its leaves and fruit
I try to turn everything into a metaphor so I don’t have to face it straight on.
believing in nothing
listening to jazz
cooking purple sprouting
of the... more
please alert The
Paris Review that this wrenching November
is truly the cruelest month of all.
When was the last time she ran? At all? As a real kid in bare feet in grass at her grandparents’ house.
At least I was alone, I tell myself. There’s no one to miss the worlds I destroy but me.
the drugs didn’t wear off,
the guy she wants to get in bed
doesn’t really care.
when she was 6 she’d never touch cigarettes,
but drugs made her slip
He was a shadow, "A black braid of smoke" as Simic would say. No. That's too pretty.
washing the wound
in beer and poetry
She has a pliant diction, and always after speaking to her mother her accent takes on the squished together sing-song of Spanish. When I... more
I call him “Morty” and he’s one of my most consistent companions.
Each morning when I wake, he whispers: “Today, you die.”
Look, you smile too much or too little, both at the wrong times, and people don’t like you.
Yellow 1 & 2
I will no longer keep you; I will remember you yellow
you have a beautiful yellow
ache, a scarf made of heavy... more
Things to remember:
Ghost Deer, Ohio
Ray St. Ray
Not every cry is a cry for help.
There is not one song
in my YouTube
to endure this night
wearing my... more
There’s maybe nothing more fitting
I don't like the shirt you're wearing.
That's no reason to call me stupid.
A sponsorship for every spree.
the cat and i are watching HBO pretending time passes much faster than it does like how this guy has... more
You know you’re in the shit when you’re looking to fortune cookies for encouragement
For three days, I drive the city in search of PetCo. Day one, I tell myself that PetCo will be easy
to find. I... more
Sign up for Match.com. You’ve heard it works. You’ve heard for one out of every three marriages, the couple meets online.