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iowa's lullaby

dirty polyester stretches across the sky
and its soft, water droplets caress the earth—shy kisses
erupt like the rings of a tree stump on black, 17 more words



Faith; you are not of those
who shrink back and are destroyed,
but to those who have faith and are saved.

You are fighting a great war, no doubt… 217 more words


spanish girls

in midwestern diners, they order horchata, frijoles, y arroz
and squeeze their watermelon hips on red, plastic stools
while waiters savor their flavorful accents… 71 more words


a goodbye

your mountain-top cheekbones were all i could see;
if i swallowed your entire face: your pudgy nose, whitewater eyes,
small lips, and your mocha frappuccino skin, 75 more words


a love pattern

my momma, a petite, quiet woman
who hates cooking but loves sewing,
loves my papa, who hates reading but loves singing,
very, very much. on chilly nights, they’d curl up together… 272 more words


being in love (with food)

my hunger for you
awakens me from deep sleeps and
your scent guides me through new york labyrinths
revealing different versions
of your skin.

my lips touch… 59 more words


cat eyes

two full moons,
enigmatic and overwhelming
heavily stare at the peels in the paint
on the ivory, off-white wall
in our living room.

is our beloved cat… 47 more words