Monday, November 17, 2014

Poems written with pens that need to be used up

I. The bakery two blocks from my house

It is made of brick the color of marzipan folded with flakes of iron,
those spiny needles that reach themselves into Soviet castles, sharp and feathered,
if you hold a magnet above them,
and tease.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Poem, right now, in 337.


When I think about stones, just one stone, one of them,
it's the singularity of it that holds out,
Something about it that feels impossible to invade,
solid, solid, not made to break or to cut into.
A stone, then, is safer than I am,
a woman lassoed by plane tickets,
pried open with words.