Collective Unrest

 

Jump Rope Songs for the Supply Chain

February 20, 2019

  1. Apples and Pear, Cobalt and Shares

 

Roland gave me cobalt,

Roland gave me shares,

Roland gave me what he had

Despite the lung-pain flares

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V is for Villain

February 20, 2019

"It makes me out to be a villain," what you tell him when you make that joke he hates: Hit it first, both ways — though his was just the gut.

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Two Poems

February 20, 2019

Hunger Cruise They ate the sea they drank the rocks the coasts fled no crabs in sight. Scattered clouds, like wounded coconuts kidnapped the moon that guided rafts.

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Rosemary’s Lobotomy

February 20, 2019

After Rosemary Kennedy “Darling Daddy, I hate to disappoint you in any way. Come to see me very soon. I get very lonesome every day.” Engulfed in tulle, like a sprig of herb in a wedding bouquet, she curtsied.

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Three Poems

February 15, 2019

TW for violence and murder from Lynda Ann Healy disappeared: 1/31/74 white female, 21, student, long dark hair, just his type. but you don't know me.

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The smell of gunpowder, and cowering

February 13, 2019

a. How did I ever make beds before making babies; or make anything at all, How do we get up when shootings will lay us back down, lay us back down to wear the dirt socks; in pine - cut down dark and quiet forests (feller-bunched)

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The one eyed doll

February 13, 2019

*TW for sexual assault of an underage girl   A young little girl In the eleventh summer of her pleasantly wretched life With a heavy bag on her little shoulders And a language book in it Walked her way

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Imagining Miami Beach Underwater

February 13, 2019

Ocean Drive lives up to its name, clusters of fish eggs cling to the curb of the sidewalk that’s slowly blushing with the growth of seaweed, waiting to hatch in the safety of these shallows. Famed art deco replaced by fire coral and colorful parrot fish, neon lights restored by pulsating swarms of moon jellyfish, lit up like a Saturday night.

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Debating Daddy

February 13, 2019

A senior year’s for facing fear -- debate is offered, first time, as an elective, the coach. more mother/detective mutates you, English junior honors speeches with commands: posture, eyes. She tries to teach you: prepare, schoolgrounds, practice, pretend, defend your body with facts, mouth. Some kids seem to listen — so maybe him. You could transcend

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The Mouth of Lynnhaven

February 6, 2019

It is said that witches ride in eggshells downriver to deliver babies out of wedlock, under cover of night, that witches turn into hares to escape the grasping fingers of men with scythes for eyes and briars for tongues.

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