Classical Music Lover
I was sitting behind the cash register
In Eastside Bookstore
On a warm summer afternoon
In June, 1976.
The evening junkie group nod
Hadn’t started yet,
But they would eventually
The Meaning of Existence
Two grungy old winos
with damaged faces,
sitting on the window ledge
of the vitamin store
on First Ave @ 14th
sharing a bottle in a bag,
bummin’ smokes from passersby,
Puzzles Partly, He Shoe
Moments falsify no aspect of talisman or tale. Nor talus as source of value, nor described by the book in uncharted enchantment, entire hand-picked shifting presents, p resents, pre sents, shriek s...
The Last Time I Met Allen Ginsberg
I was walking through Tompkins Square Park
About two years after the brain surgery
From which I was still recovering.
I saw Allen.
He came toward me.
He touched me in the center of ...
It calls, of course: a deep whisper
asking for the slender trickle,
to dim the corners and elevate.
To spread warmth, dissipate, cajole, enjoin.
Answer the call. Thin air, cold snow, speak
plainly about p...
Gravity made this planet, sucking in rock dust
And gas, which, pressurized, went round.
Reproduction is a gravitational force, too,
Attraction packing bodies together.
Regard the highway lead...
tonight i'm a 19 y.o. female because i have a thing for avo toast
because code is the new ontology
because the online quiz i took wants to rescue me
wants to unhook the burst shopping bag from my fingers
i send my all. so many
lessons, blessings. a season
awash with insecurity, the threat of lonely
weakness, isolation, alienation. let us
remind us that these seasons flow
into and out of inside out ups...
Remembering a Woman Who Died 30 Years Ago
Am I the last to find out
how she made leaves
take on a cloak of paint
masquerading fact for impression?
The simple movement
light up and down
being there no matter what
Shatter My Body but Let My Spirit Roam Free
When all these lyrics have broken through the silences
I will be born into a more contemplative life--
to be what I have always been and more,
a thing unstuck from the womb o...