Under stars, listening to a coloratura soprano,
he looks at glimmering lights on a mesa
where suited technicians use gloved hands
inside sealed boxes to assemble pits
for W88 warheads. As he watches,
twenty-one miles to the north, three men
smoke crack, abduct a woman, ...
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Us Customs see a prominent feature and then exaggerate it.
We make the nose bulbous and ears that can fly over the fence,
sort of like Dumbo searching for the border in the dark desert night.
But what we didn’t account for in this caricature
is that we ...
I’m ordered out to a pile of rocks
like a distinguished corpse from the Iron Age.
The others are still asleep in the tent
stretched out like spokes in a wheel.
In the tent, the stove is in charge: a large snake
that swallows a ball of fire and hisses.
But it’s quiet ...
Each has his mouth around a neighbor’s leg.
Outside, the steppe glows. The summer evening is easy.
I am riding north on a dead train, to the city
Where the dead sun gleams like ice.
My way is calm. My passions are past.
I don’t know. Shall mother meet me? Shake ...
Nosotros, Aduanas, notamos un rasgo prominente y lo exageramos.
Hacemos la nariz bulbosa y las orejas capaces de volar sobre el muro,
algo así como Dumbo buscando la frontera en la noche oscura del desierto.
Pero lo que no tuvimos en cuenta en esta caricatura
es que le dimos a ...
I know when he began to dance with me
cranberries started to burn in pocket—
I smelled red smoke of sugar under my
feet, sugarfoot, a boy worth burning for—
and into his pants I’d push my white hands,
deeper into the sweeter red currant
in a darkened cell until he ...
The sickened flesh grown too aware of itself. Limbs touching limbs. Teeth grinding inside a closed mouth.
Proximity has everything to do with love: I become your face daily a new face. When we walk, the dog seems large or small. My mother mails me a packet of powdered broth.
you can smell it soon as you enter the state
caught from space the pools look like wounds in the earth
cut precise and surgically pink
hundreds of millions live and die inside the factory
waste falls through the slats & slides into pits
stored in the open to be sprayed onto ...
The grassland comes up to the edge
of the road on which I’m standing.
The car has turned off.
Has been turned off.
A gunshot is easily heard.
The grassland exists. My eyes see
that the land is a banner
the wind holds up. The ground turns
under and around and then ...
The sky was the color of a first
going peach & sand to road rash red then
dusk ray green—
well her fetishistic implant leaden static over
made him feel the translucence of flesh &
w/ a line about the sky, a bleary
pavement of ...
It was Lisa’s birthday She turned 143
we celebrated with pretzels
and watched the Descendants of man
fishing [a] manmade lake
The water green the sky tender,
night trains. strawberries.
what my father made and gave me, nouns:
transistor, fastening, capacitor. he was a sort
of sorcerer, wizard at building, his mind
a sleek machine of memory, rebuilt
from youthful chaos and some suffering
we didn’t discuss, just ...