List #1

  1. 5 years, 7 months
  2. 17 years, 10 months
  3. 1 year, 8 months
  4. 11 months
  5. 7 years, 1 month
  6. 9 months
  7. 5 months
  8. 6 years, 1 month
  9. 3 months
  10. 5 months
  11. 4 years, 9 months
  12. 5 years, 10 months

spine poem #5

Locusts at the edge of
summer, harping on all day.

Permanent red blood:
tin, straw, ashes.

For breakfast: scrambled
eggs and whiskey.

spine poem

“A mysterious leaden sarcophagus discovered in the bowels of Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral after it was devastated by a fire will soon be opened and its secrets revealed, French archaeologists said Thursday.”

What could possibly go wrong?

Rabbits, thunder, red squirrels.

spine poem #4

Bedouin of the London
evening, nobody’s
Ezekiel, seeing

things of no country
I know — things

stirring together
or far away, imaginary
vessels, terrible blooms.

spine poem

A book is never more fascinating and alluring than when it’s being placed in a cardboard box to be stored for an unknown length of time.

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spine poem #3

The novice insomniac, sleeping
with the dictionary, calling a wolf
a wolf…

My vocabulary did this to me.

spine poem

Fox, spiders, finches.

After six years on a shelf, my old Olivetti has a room of its own.

typewriter on a desk

spine poem #2

Stealing sugar
from the castle,
playing the black
piano, passing
through broken
hierarchies: the heart

          is strange.

spine poem