epinephrine

[a little roadside poetry emergency] It’s anaphylactic, this shock the poison juice of a forbidden fruit dribbled down my throat so the silver tape constricts til I need a longer sort of breath. Look, just rip off the cap, don’t fuss for the

epinephrine

[a little roadside poetry emergency] It’s anaphylactic, this shock the poison juice of a forbidden fruit dribbled down my throat so the silver tape constricts til I need a longer sort of breath. Look, just rip off the cap, don’t fuss for the

/ Wind

trailing

I had a foot out the door when she stopped me, not what she said but how she said it, trailing. She sat at her table, next to a walker and her new friends on the Price is Right blinking

/ Wind

trailing

I had a foot out the door when she stopped me, not what she said but how she said it, trailing. She sat at her table, next to a walker and her new friends on the Price is Right blinking

common beans

I hide simple beans in my cupboard. Black, sometimes pinto — suspicious of unspellable gypsies who come and go as they please, one day adorned with an arbitrary z, the next casting it off it like a bitter seed coat, crowing

common beans

I hide simple beans in my cupboard. Black, sometimes pinto — suspicious of unspellable gypsies who come and go as they please, one day adorned with an arbitrary z, the next casting it off it like a bitter seed coat, crowing

arrest

I don’t know why a tiny drop should arrest me. Perhaps because its crystal skin apprehends the universe.

arrest

I don’t know why a tiny drop should arrest me. Perhaps because its crystal skin apprehends the universe.

please circle one

I thought I’d be eligible for benefits by the time I got done discussing a fellow’s case with Medicare this week. Note to interested parties: It is terribly difficult to send money to a government agency. In response to L.L.

please circle one

I thought I’d be eligible for benefits by the time I got done discussing a fellow’s case with Medicare this week. Note to interested parties: It is terribly difficult to send money to a government agency. In response to L.L.

change

None seemed to feel when the earth turned over and spun the other way Sitting in rooms I wanted to leave I said words I wanted to stifle, heard answers I wanted to  swallow like bad medicine spewing back upstream When bedrock pitched

change

None seemed to feel when the earth turned over and spun the other way Sitting in rooms I wanted to leave I said words I wanted to stifle, heard answers I wanted to  swallow like bad medicine spewing back upstream When bedrock pitched

/ Fire

breakfast table

She eats fear with morning coffee chunks of ash, black in her mouth worries cinders between delicate fingers mixed with a trickle from her cheek to spread on burnt toast

/ Fire

breakfast table

She eats fear with morning coffee chunks of ash, black in her mouth worries cinders between delicate fingers mixed with a trickle from her cheek to spread on burnt toast