Sunday, January 24, 2010

jon kortajarena

carlos in tom ford's film a single man

for your head

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

yusef komunyakaa


the old woman made mint
candy for the children
who'd bolt through her front door,
sillhouettes of the great blue

heron. she sold ten-dollar potions
from a half-lit kitchen. chinese boxes
furnished with fliers & sinkers. sassafrass
& lizard tongues. they'd walk out

of the woods or drive in from cities
clutching lovesick dollar bills
at a side door that opened beside
a chinaberry tree. did their eyes

doubt under orion as voices
of the dead spoke? they carried
photos, locks of hair, nail clippings,
& the first three words of a wish.