Dragon in the Wall

Who knew That the dragon would return, Devouring my tongue piece by piece, Taking little shards of eye, Small slivers of ear, Tiny slices of courage, Until only hair was left, hair and teeth, Bits of muscle And a vacuum amidst sunshine and bricks? Before I met the dragon I didn’t know you could build, […]

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The Wrong Flower

Somewhere in Okinawa there are stairs, are concrete stairs that lead one near straight from top to bottom of a cliff face and they end in a black-sand beach. Despite its name, no orchids grow there. Orchid comes from the Greek word meaning testicle and Greek women believed eating orchids made their unborn babies boys. […]

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حرق الخشب

خرجت إلى خشب البندق ، لأن النار كانت في رأسي ، قد أموت في الدقائق العشر القادمة وأنا مستعد لذلك ، أنا ذاهب لشراء سكين مع شفرة طويلة عشر بوصات.

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Looking Up

You sit and gnaw your nails And listen to the silence on the ceiling. Shadows of loitering silver clouds, becalmed in blue, Hither-hence, my guest, Blood and bone befriend, where you abide. Draw a deep breath; stop thinking; count fifteen, And you’re as right as rain… The garden waits for something that delays. There must […]

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Changeling

Why do you look so different Now? Milky-white teeth where before were horse-yellow, Shining amber eyes where before were blood-shot green, You blow in your direction and I scream in mine. Why do you smell so alien Today? The sneeze is grass-fresh, beforing aged lace, The wax is belly-soft, beforing piss stink, You plant your […]

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Half the Chance

I am a reaper whose muscles set at sun-down. But I am too chilled, and I hunger. But something in me isn’t ready To destroy what I’ve carefully cultivated. When I gobble you up I lay the little bones ever so gently round my plate. You woke in the groin of night to feel a […]

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