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Matthew Dickman received the second fan letter I’ve ever written. The first was written in 1989, when I was ten years old, and it was addressed to Howard Johnson, an infielder for the New York Mets.

The world, while God-created (parent), God redeemed (child), and God haunted/inspired (Holy Spirit), is certainly not God oriented: it is motley, hidden away from God behind a thousand conflicting tropes of willfulness and streben.

They dream they are dreaming, and in that dream they never have to wake again.

The Disappearing Suite

INVISIBLE FUNERAL IN ONE ACT

For 9 consecutive nights I prepared my crystal-infused water dream therapy. Each morning I would implement the final stage of the dream therapy, then I would listen to a different PRINCE album in its entirety.

A sort of mystical reticence which, to tin ears, seems non-existent, but is the gobbled and cobbled and ruined talk of the American male.

My poems have roommates, and until two weeks ago, slept on a loft bed they bought in 2006 while still a paralegal.

eclipsing binary

The Way She Carried

Idiots wait on both sides of the fence.

Clouds Afternoon Jazz Sprinkles

Maternalique

Simone Weil’s “hell” sounds like my concept of conformity: hell is an illusion of being--appearance, semiotics, that which conforms to a construct but without true obedience.

I am roughly five months along, as I am writing this.

The Astronomer