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Tamed

She arrives in my life like Nude Descending a Staircase by Duchamp And sits on the rattan chair that I've set on milk crates for this...

Oft and Fondly

Kindness is not a heavy bargain. Why else does the wind persist during a heatwave— And I know for certain I love you. I will never be...

Leafy Greens

When we are together and alone I unfurl like a leaf, Spilling everything inside of me that I've kept all the week. And since the sun must...

Friends Who Write

You and I experience the world The way that a tender doe Experiences flight, Then falls on its side in relief, Gratefulness, Newfound...

Poetry Walk/The Flower

See how The Flower behaves when you dote on it? How it unfurls, unsheathes, unfolds? See how the waters tide towards you repetitiously?...

Closer to You

Often, I imagine us reconnecting At a social event in between our neighborhoods And you're much healthier than you were, And I am same as...

The City Is

I open my french doors to the sunlight and soot of another day. Birds are chirping—it's so cliche. I am rolling off the mattress to walk...

Bougainvillea

Say you'll love me, flower. Set forth your pollen in my direction. Send pregnant petals full of fragrance. Entwine your roots into my...

Calendula Petals

Why would you touch me like that if you loved me? Do calendula petals work in a dark bedroom? I want sirens in your neighborhood every...

10:46 to Oxford

We toss up our knees in hurried fashion. Scramble into a tight carriage. I remember jokes about mackerel. It is a close fit in the...

The Sugar From Fruit, II.

Summer sun made the day Come in fat with an apple in its mouth And tumble over heat for hours you and I Got the spoils of a supple...

Thank You Poem

…When we give, if the palm stays open, We are in the perfect position to receive. I am always keen to hear about myself from other people...

No More Self-Help Podcasts

Less instructions on how to be happier at work. More instructions on making work the smallest fraction of your life. Less instructions on...

My Poet (It's a Wonder)

I didn't even know I could talk that loud Until you were laughing emphatically while I projected comedy over your voice. If I ever make...

The Sugar from Fruit, I.

I like men, too. But the wisp and tang of a woman's voice when she teases me requires a giggle and quip. I like men, too. But it was a...

Martinez

On 40th and Pear, they look at me With no words in their mouth, just watching me Rambling on about God knows what this time. I hear...