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Miscarriage

So mom I came out / with a wallop / and was ready to live / covered in the rubies / you made / You looked at me /… More

from The Blue

a body hard as rock / I am occupied // with the visible // rock as soft as a body / both hurt // that’s why she can’t touch… More

Oakland, Cal.

The horses go running through my mind. My student says / She wouldn’t believe police if they told her the sky is blue. More

The Transformation

In deeper waters / were hairtail, and cuttlefish. Hairtail were called knife fish / in my language. If you’re shipwrecked, some say, / knife fish are the first… More

from Airstrip Falconry

my brother died that day / already at twenty-three / past highway 7 if wishing what / he’d stay for wasn’t me / wasn’t someone else // the smell… More

Last Poem

Because every poem kills itself / Because we kill ourselves in poems / Because death is inevitable and poetry is merely impossible More

from Embraces the carrion

In Istanbul, you say, they took the dogs from the streets / Brought them to islands. / Then they took down the oldest Roma neighborhood to build houses Byzantine… More