The Mundane, Sublime and Fantastical: 165 New Poems (51-60)





2014-08-04 16.58.39


How you left me with your foot in my arms

Your foot, & nothing more to take into the new year



2014-08-04 15.47.32

How you left me

Like the sigh after that last kiss

I cannot reach back into last year

to grasp at that sigh

I cannot hold on to a moment

not a moment so firmly stuck to the past year



2014-08-02 20.25.13

You left me like blood seeping from bone

at the touch of salt — beautifully and completely



2014-08-03 11.18.32

Like a blood dropping onto a clear puddle of water

A ripple from a red explosion & then delicate spidery tendrils

& the water is pinked

as if it was never clear

as if you were never there

as if you were never part of the bloody foot I hold on to



2014-08-02 20.54.12


So sing, Mary, sing

No one else remembers that song

Sing anyway


When you forget this song

then you will come to know

how completely you left