Would you be happier paying $1,500 for a closet and eating dried beans in a stranger’s city? This is what I’m asking these days. Why are all these graphic designers moving to 35th Street, 32nd Street, 30th Street in my city? The last bartender I met said my neighborhood of origin is a bad one. […]Read more "Every City with a Side"
I woke up thinking about Frank Jude, Jr. whose assault I am nearly too young to remember in the news. I woke up thinking lynching attempt. I spent part of the day with remembered despair. At the march this week, nearly no one grabbed the signs that said Arrest Killer Cops; most marchers picked Black […]Read more "Arresting the Police on Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
to work in the mornings I walk the other direction past a sign commemorating Joshua Glover a runaway slave from St. Louis maybe near where Ferguson is now The Fugitive Slave Act imprisoned Joshua here in Milwaukee but protestors broke down the jail’s door so Joshua could get to Canada on the Underground Railroad …………………….Looking […]Read more "The Agitators"
don’t remember what emptiness is but the heart always scars like a poetry mouth in this city with you slowly is the only way to land even as we/ let me know what the beams say when you step outside how returns shine we hope the rest of us remains this is where it’s all […]Read more "long light"
my thumbs disengage from my body and their lonely stubs stink like eggs, so i suck them back on to leave the house in one piece. they tell me this book is giving birth to another. so what? what if each building were a different color? you would never run out of places where no […]Read more "sallm"
Oh, I am so chock full of every gruesome spotch on this winter Midwest beach different iterations ………………………….. days swinging by as we fly into the open lake She is my foggiest Memory: no one meant to eat this on their plate, head song smashed against the outside of a door, the brunt of […]Read more "Her Published Life"