house built on sand

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“You have to understand that white people invented irony.”
–Sherman Alexie from “The American Artificial Limb Company”

 

i love my husband who loves trains
and so part of me loves trains,
even knowing how trains
brought settlers west– Read More

“blue”

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if i said bluebirds and steller’s jays are not really blue,
that blueness is a trick their feathers are engineered
to reflect, would this mean anything
to you? as if other blueness were a state of being– Read More

outing

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it has become almost religious: two or three times
each week, i drive an hour to see women pretend
they are men. their breasts have been wound
and flattened, their hair cut short, they are– Read More

bulkheads

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what kind of memory does the band-tailed
pigeon have that it fears us
because, years ago, we hunted it?
great blue herons were also hunted,
but they look you in the eye,– Read More

fungus

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athlete’s foot! the dermatologist pronounces
when I show him my dry flaky heel and describe
the little red bumps that sometimes surface
along the rim.  when i protest that it’s lasted– Read More