She aborted, I yielded

Imperative Summer with Sadie, College Park, Maryland, 1998 Dance with dog sisters in the sky, Fireflies and flickering stars, You … More

i resisted the coming-to

she showed me the moonless nightshe took the metallic snapthe dirt-wasp the bear-trap i resisted the coming-to.

Japanese Water Torture

bamboo blossomed but refused the uprightthe relief remains in the voices of birds and the bees who no longer alight