• Unknown Girl In A Maternity Ward

    Child, the current of your breath is six days long.
    You lie, a small knuckle on my white bed;
    lie, fisted like a snail, so small and strong... more »

  • Us

    I was wrapped in black
    fur and white fur and
    you undid me and then
    you placed me in gold light... more »

  • Wallflower

    Come friend,
    I have an old story to tell you—... more »

  • Wanting To Die

    Since you ask, most days I cannot remember.
    I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage.
    Then the almost unnameable lust returns.... more »

  • What's That

    Before it came inside
    I had watched it from my kitchen window,
    watched it swell like a new balloon,... more »

  • When Man Enters Woman

    When man,
    enters woman,
    like the surf biting the shore,
    again and again,... more »

  • Where I Live In This Honorable House Of The Laurel Tree

    I live in my wooden legs and O
    my green green hands.
    Too late
    to wish I had not run from you, Apollo,... more »

  • Where It Was At Back Then

    Husband,
    last night I dreamt
    they cut off your hands and feet.... more »

  • With Mercy For The Greedy

    Concerning your letter in which you ask
    me to call a priest and in which you ask
    me to wear The Cross that you enclose;... more »

  • Woman With Girdle

    Your midriff sags toward your knees;
    your breast lie down in air,
    their nipples as uninvolved... more »

  • Words

    Be careful of words,
    even the miraculous ones.
    For the miraculous we do our best,
    sometimes they swarm like insects... more »

  • You, Doctor Martin

    You, Doctor Martin, walk
    from breakfast to madness. Late August,
    I speed through the antiseptic tunnel... more »

  • Young

    A thousand doors ago
    when I was a lonely kid
    in a big house with four
    garages and it was summer... more »