Author Archives: suemintude
A LOVE POEM for Billy who wore black-framed square glasses held together at the nose and in the middle of one arm by dirty medical tape. He had a chipped front tooth advertising some rougher life than he led on. … Continue reading
To roll with the latest mouth. Open wide. A lingering of dust. The thick of the closet. Layers. What gets rubbed in, then out. Pushed to the back. A carving glare, misplaced. First day nursing last night. A sleeve lost … Continue reading
Sentimentality, a bad date Some things won’t wash—for instance more than one month after meeting him you’re again fenced by chairs in the same waiting, watch women walk their aged bodies forward, unbalanced by the constant scroll of life’s small … Continue reading
From “Gathered, Not Made: A Brief History of Appropriative Writing” Raphael Rubinstein: o) Bernadette Mayer’s “X on Page 50 at half inch intervals.” Reprinted in the 1992 Bernadette Mayer Reader, this prose text of the 1970s records the words (and … Continue reading
CAN YOU LIVE WITH SURRENDER? In the morning you will cut your hair, stand naked at the bathroom sink twisting all those questions into sections, whirl the waterlogged mane into points; snip first at slick bangs, then the furled wisps … Continue reading
Like some body left in an harbour, it is what bloodies our hands that we wake to the red reeling of time and bleakness behind what questions us each morning as we jog memories for the short end of the … Continue reading
Hoe is a hoe is a hoe is a hoe. >>>>>>>>>>>>> A hoe-tree may be poe-tree if the hoe-tree is watered.