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Rolling out of bed at 12noon Noisy beach town long since awake Cries of children let loose on the playground for lunch, A few moments I linger Giving pleasure comes easily to you I am hot and dry as the California coastline, wrapping its arms around the swollen...

Swingers

I’m in a dream Longing my 18 year old self only remembers The world outside visits my half-dreams but I never really sleep next to you. I wait for the hour when your body stirs awake Bodies pressed puzzle pieces Hearts beating swelling, yearning, arching I see things...

A Frame

Bourbon Street clanged like a Christmas tree on a train He never blinked. I’m going to build you an A-Frame, he said I built an instant dream on a stranger’s tweaker stare wider than the sky He’d taken enough of something to wish away convention I swam in it too....

Saying too Much, too Soon

The surrender and the beauty comes all at once Hot gusts of air smother the Pacific. Rhythmic motion, an historical shrug. You are silent infinity. With nothing to say back. You don’t lift your hands even to catch my words They fly over and through then fall where...

A Postcard from the Volcano by Wallace Stevens

(A great poem by a great poet) This was a day when nothing happened, the children went off to school without a murmur, remembering their books, lunches, gloves. All morning, the baby and I built block stacks in the squares of light on the floor. And lunch blended into...

We live in a desert

Trying not to worship the Sun Water eludes capture, leaks and drains where it can before drying up and giving itself over to air Underneath it, the earth’s crust bakes October and it’s still too hot. Here comes you A perfect storm, swollen earth soaked with and...
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