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Symbiotic Summersaults


when the planet does


and your words slash my





I, in the fetal position,

feel the blood beat

in the skin beneath my ears.


A hand touches my back and,

like IV leeches,

we remain



Fresh thyme souls mingle with chives and serve

Sweat-gears spinning, basket weaving, stars overhead


Masking in the Morning

Restricted absent cleansing approach

Aroma sheek mineral oils

Falter skeptic stress relief

In a conference of intergenerational

Exfoliation maneuvers


Colored contour interprets confidence

Embalmed for powderfresh comfort

Brush to naturalize the effect

What If They Had a War and Nobody Came?

Someone somewhere somehow insults another.


and they are dug in bristling,

gaping barrels pointed at you

and your children.


Trust in logic,

do as they say,

respect authority.


Empty beer bottles linger

outside the administration building,

and they say:

on your honor

(don’t you want honor?)

let me brainwash you,

go and tell your children

war is necessary.


And they say:

observe the beauty of these black beasts

we made,

you helped make those raining ashes.


We have power,

let me give you power.

You can kill them all,

their pets and houseplants too.

Let us stand here on the field,

among the grasses that bend

in reverence to us.


And they say:

do you want honor?

Gnash your teeth and go

participate in the dance with death

perfectly justified.


And at last they are done with their talking,

they wait hungrily,

the empty windless field,

all quiet

in reverence to a greater power.


What if they had a war

and nobody came?