The music of what happens

Today is my mother’s birthday. She would be 106. She died when she was 95. Here is a poem from my book Vexed Questions: The Music of What Happens Vinegar and rust, from whose body did you come? Something friable, metastatic meets fantastic meets a static victim standing there, waiting for the bullet to hitContinue reading “The music of what happens”

Shabby Truths

Here’s a poem from my book Vexed Questions: Shabby The shabby furniture belies its joy,the wrinkled steel of shabby venetian blinds, shabby toy left in the corner’s dust, shabby try at reconciliation, shabby attempt at concealment, shabby sweater vulnerable to drafts,life in the shabby lane, where all is frayedand everyone’s afraid, a frayed remains,a shabby, ratty scarf. Shabby firstContinue reading “Shabby Truths”

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