Poetry

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” —Rita Dove

You can’t make them love you, no matter how artfully you betray yourself

Try not to see your own predicament in every fucking thing.

oh Manifesto

The collective
failure
of ethical standards

Soft Porn and Cuban Pine

It recommended
soft porn, as gentle prodding and petting parent
to parent might calm and soothe the kid.

Condolences

my friends’ fathers are
dropping
I mean dying
like flies

First

Long after midnight, we’re talking about our first time