Y and V

The 1 yen coin is made out of 100% / aluminum and can float on water.

From “Communist Couplets”

“Now my 2 p.m. insists on a Cape Verde wedding.”


The problem isn’t whether to disguise / a faded subject but is one of seeing: / if you ever were and whose you might / have been.

Flaubert and Industry

The bell of the steamship from Le Havre rings so furiously I have to stop working!

Three Poems

That’s a killer ape, just don’t
expect me to marinate it.

On Being-With

“There is a pleasure in this contraction and expansion, the diminishment of the sphere of speaking and the enlargement of the texture of air”


a little wind / posts the useless news: the sun / has not yet, not yet, been removed.

Three Poems

Geoffrey G. O’Brien
Say it was enough
To constitute a vertical hymn
Everybody could almost agree
Hovers over the smallest being…


“I doubt that I can escape doubt.”

Two Poems

“For what duration / can purpose be / suspended?”


They spend a beautiful day together, no strife, no suspicion, no anxieties, no doubt.

Two Poems

I’ve given her everything and how does she thank me? She won’t even do me the courtesy of existing..

Three Poems

“He called ‘beloved Son Herman’ / docile and amiable, backward in / speech and somewhat slow in / comprehension.”

Three Poems

I love basements / plastic fruit too / there’s no sense of here or now

The Cemetery by the Sea

The future brought here idles, undoing.