Friday, August 10, 2012


she’s not going to warn you
       against rushing
                   baffled and itchy

        as many times as it takes
                     to rejuvenate the soul
              and now we have

        good people
               old soldiers
     and the nonreligious

                  wars are so much harder

experienced men
in a culture of

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

chipped plaster

girl leaned back
in the chair
and rubbed an
itchy sock
against the wooden leg

she pulled at
chipped plaster
trying to memorize
two empty
cigarette packs
and the smell
of his soap