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indian eagle owl wings spread

indian eagle owl wings spread

On Not Being Able to Perceive Angels

in the twilight lo

I stood before the twilight

without even a moon

jacking up the artifice

the proverbial number of angels 

that could fit on the head of a pin

before whom, and in what habit

I speak—stop me at the very

vestibule and rip up my ticket

one frosty adress will not

diminish one jott my vegetable love


My grandmother’s people.  Hold on to the language.  ’The words are prayer…hold onto it like that…this is who we are, this is how we walk, this is how we pray, this is how we sing, this is how we talk to the trees, how we talk to the clouds.’  

whose manifest aspect dearregardless

whose manifest aspect dearregardless

Pygmy Goat ‘Quaver’ (so called because its ears are curled like the crispy snack)

howdy.  how.  hey.  I’ve been asked to camp here today.  

howdy.  how.  hey.  I’ve been asked to camp here today.  

Kate Durbin and Amaranth Borsuk

Aase Berg at Stockholm’s International Poetry Festival

Broder Daniel, “Underground”

Juvenile does not equal shameful and trash is the material of creators.
Jack Smith (“The Perfect Filmic Appositeness of Maria Montez”)