recipe for an intimate party / another pandemicon poem

Recipe For An Intimate Party (part icicle part hair one part liquor part of growing up) (part animal part of speech part of a crew becoming a part of pouring out) Prepare. It’s not a race it’s not about you it’s about flesh’s dip and eclipse of limbs and sweet slices of clamorous apples and…

ANXIOUS AUBADE no. 12 (a poem about meeting people)

(An aubade, traditionally, is a poem of leaving, or parting, particularly in the early morning.) ANXIOUS AUBADE XII When I see someone approaching whom I can’t read or recognize,I refer to the mantra of my stripper friend.She recites a pep-talk of self-weaponizationfor a person of average strength.Her professional naked person’s psalm goes like this:(I may be…

THE FLASH Season 1 Finale, in the style of Robert Frost, American Poet

THE FLASH FINALE NOT TAKEN by Robert (Killer) Frost Two timestreams diverged at a Yellow Flash,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd become a superhero while also preventing my mother’s murder in the pastI asked Joe West (who was also on that TV show SMASH)And he gave his usual awful advice, against his oath.So we built a time…