Avenue

The doctor delivers the diagnosis. He tells Gulisa, “It could be worse.” He names two diseases more terrible than her own. Gulisa understands this and is disappointed in herself for not feeling more comforted. She accepts a few pamphlets from him, information about...

graverobber’s ballad

bifurcating like a heart would/night scatters into pieces/reassembled like a girl should/be I tug the laces/of my boots and hold the shadows/tight against my ribs/double double oil and meadow/bubble burning cribs/collecting all the dead men’s bones/scattered in the...

Diptych: The Bunch, Your Duck/Dog

1. The Bunch One day, we came home from a walk in the woods and found something waiting for us. It wasn’t a this, or a that, or a they; it was a bunch. The bunch was kind of hard and kind of soft. If you reached out to pet it, it changed colors where you touched...