Artist friend of mine works part-time at a store that sells
Red Rooster pills to any guy who thinks he needs
a “male sexual performance booster” or any gal who
wants a 60-tab bottle of that reliable blend of proven
QUEEN AT A PARTY
Does the green dress sheath Herself,
brain included? Married others
shift limb to limb, parakeets on a wire.
'éetu: so be it, he says—
& I ignite a flame
striking a wooden match
along the torso of
my god: a face mirroring
a boy afraid of only him-
self: a shadow
spills behind us
"In this world, violence begets violence, and the marks it leaves are not always plain to see..."
It was the very first poetry exchange since China opened its door to the west, a confluence of great poets across the Pacific.
the liver of a blowfish is said to / be the tastiest part it’s also the / most toxic an ounce enough to kill ten
The only Korean word I know is oma,/meaning mother. I sit across from her in the low light of the Korean restaurant/downtown. We hold rice paper menus/up to the candle's glow...
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