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Summer House

You're watching the wooden tiers in the old jetty spotting up from the vegetal tide in horizontal rows of worn stumps. The hallucinations...

Bad News

Originally published in Roi Fainéant Press You seen them boys before? You know the ones, those three boys from the borough of Queens who...

Three Poems

Bristol Student Housing alone on the floor in the Bristol Student Housing rooms. a bus-ride from London – a weekend to visit a friend who...

A Poem

mass for the dead Now that you've arrived here and you don't know that you died I silently lament the plea for mercy that justifies your...

Different Times

6:00 am Now David’s alarm screeches. His arm instinctively shoots across the bedside table to silence it. Billy is curled up on the other...

Five Poems

Because Every Transformer Needs Hummingbirds in its Crotch: Redaction Poem on a Theme by Tony Hoagland (after Dean Young after Koss...

Five Poems

"Quintet: Poetry Suite" Bridge You are with me. Always. Like a strong beam of light, the torch seen at night. Always. Like a bridge...

For Services Rendered

Jake’s opening was in 14 days, and he still had five canvases to complete. Were the five he’d already finished any good? He couldn’t...

Corkboard

In my old bedroom, there was a mahogany bookcase-desk that my parents had pressed flush against the green eastern wall when we first...

Two Poems

Abbotts Creek After the rain we ran in the backwoods. Seven or so in the cold air burning. We put planks of wood over the wide creek...

Cold Sand

The Rockaways October 2020 1. The Wake There's a glare on the double-paned glass, a shimmer on the waves beyond. Stinging your eyes as...

In the Mezzanine Between

Before I could really talk about trauma or even put it into words, I made sculptures. I was also writing with words, but I felt the...

The Smart Kids Don't Know

I. She passed by me on the bus. I looked up, and we caught each other’s eyes. She smiled at me. I knew her name, but we’ve never had a...

Five Poems

Camilla's Cry When I died, I had no pennies on my eyes So I used my body as a bargain for the trip Charon's embrace felt warm in the...

Three Flash Fictions

Fleshy Overhaul Suddenly I’m in a body that can be fixed into hundreds of different positions. I have four silicone limbs in a humanoid...

A Poem

First Job Previously published in Over the Falls (Foothills Publishing, 2022) Cream Donut Box. Counter girl. Seventeen. In at 6am. Out at...

Five Poems

At the Manor House, Half Day’s Train from London Cold stone floors and cold tile walls. We stand by the stove and plan what to do that...

Imagine a Bear

Try to imagine a bear. A bear woken too soon from hibernation because of some deep unknown pain. Maybe a broken heart? There–there’s the...

Seven Poems

a memory scribbled on the back of an envelope that night clipping coupons by the light above the kitchen sink you listened to the...

A Poem

Catastrophic Implosion He’s in God’s hands now. The kiss of his beloved on his cheek Grows warmer as he descends, And as pressure builds...

Eight Pieces

BRIEF ARTIST STATEMENT: Though interpretive narratives are left to the viewer's eye, some of these pieces depict partial, oblique, or...

Cold Marble/Hot Memories

Previously published in The Gay & Lesbian Review I was in love with museums before I even visited one. My parents had a small, battered,...

Four Poems

More than the night sky Misses the stars, And the wind misses Leaves to blow through. More than the beach Misses the retreating wave, And...

Five Poems

Mummy Encased like a frozen Incan mummy, I lay inside a warm, plastic incubator, a knitted cap atop my head, a quilt around my body....

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