W for…

(W)hole *** The always already apocalypse is becoming Urgent urgent Urgent So we sleep with both eyes open and a snake We hurl ourselves into the dressed in metal shiny cyborg stars in the between Here children are dead They

W for…

(W)hole *** The always already apocalypse is becoming Urgent urgent Urgent So we sleep with both eyes open and a snake We hurl ourselves into the dressed in metal shiny cyborg stars in the between Here children are dead They

J for

Dear John *** This is one of a series of alternate endings to the Henry James short story The Beast in the Jungle. John Marcher, the protagonist, lives with, “the sense of being kept for something rare and strange, possibly

J for

Dear John *** This is one of a series of alternate endings to the Henry James short story The Beast in the Jungle. John Marcher, the protagonist, lives with, “the sense of being kept for something rare and strange, possibly

P for

Papa Pole *** Father I swallowed a dead star It scratched my throat and left a scar It burned my organs from inside but it never left from my bottom side Mother said this one will never quiet her open

P for

Papa Pole *** Father I swallowed a dead star It scratched my throat and left a scar It burned my organs from inside but it never left from my bottom side Mother said this one will never quiet her open

M for

Mama Hole *** speech is shame mouth of shame you are my mother in the hole you gave birth to me mama hole is deep I wear you like a maxi skirt weighed down with lead at the hem you

M for

Mama Hole *** speech is shame mouth of shame you are my mother in the hole you gave birth to me mama hole is deep I wear you like a maxi skirt weighed down with lead at the hem you

S for

Stop *** As May settled into her seat on the commuter rail she experienced a queasy deflation. Her back on the vinyl brought the anticipation of what was yet to come suddenly against the undeniable specificity of the present—she had

S for

Stop *** As May settled into her seat on the commuter rail she experienced a queasy deflation. Her back on the vinyl brought the anticipation of what was yet to come suddenly against the undeniable specificity of the present—she had

O for

The Dialogue of the Other  *** This is one of a series of alternate endings to the Henry James short story The Beast in the Jungle. John Marcher, the protagonist, lives with, “the sense of being kept for something rare and strange, possibly

O for

The Dialogue of the Other  *** This is one of a series of alternate endings to the Henry James short story The Beast in the Jungle. John Marcher, the protagonist, lives with, “the sense of being kept for something rare and strange, possibly

R for

In My Room *** It’s hard to write to you—there is nothing I want to say. I have nothing to reveal. All speech feels like a waste of breath. I have no secrets. To have a secret would mean to

R for

In My Room *** It’s hard to write to you—there is nothing I want to say. I have nothing to reveal. All speech feels like a waste of breath. I have no secrets. To have a secret would mean to