Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Popcorn-can cover
screwed to the wall
over a hole the cold
can't mouse in

- Lorine Niedecker

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Auspix & Omen

Night Depository

The reenactment
showed the citizens

were sitting ducks, done-in

by the pyroclastic flows

In the blink of a cowering
eye, fallout of a drastic

miscue, one of many
ways to go


Came lymphing down
the home-stretch,

She put us through paces,
Shaker woodwork
and shape-note singing
or call-and-response
endurance anthems:

Troubleshot with
dyspnea, waived and
wavering in cold, star-
less blue curtains

A ways to go

The Quickening
not yet arrived

"There are [still] many
species of biting flies"

And the night hedges
maybe after every
seeming yes or no