A prompter and a promptress.
A torn apart dress
hanging on a limb in the wilderness.
It is said we know more about Mars
than about the sea.
It is said there is a depth that is unknown,
it is impossible to fully understand
a person, so don’t try, unless
you are some kind of ____________.
I reach into a pocket for the gum.
If this were a poem I would reach into the pocket
for an emptiness.
This is not a poem but a story of suspense.
An acrobat is like glass before it shatters.
A wife is like gel, gluing the frame together.
A dream lies inside another dream,
like Haruki Murakami.
A whale may sound to the depths
and get tangled in electric cable.
Orange is a nice color, it pops
the way her earrings did.
A woman carrying her baby
in a Bjorn sack backwards
shines, or seems to
right before white vomit
splatters into her cleavage.
Instances can enlighten, devastate,
and make love in my little rowboat.
A son watches a jackrabbit
which is the earth’s taut nerve
which is what alone you can understand.