JUST SOMETHING JUST THERE
"when a breakdown in the ambiance hurled it out there
that my pussy was the knob on a suitcase in an atrium
or a sack of potatoes or a teeny pile, perchance, of snow."
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
"and 'God strike them dead!'
the old folks cried, 'if they ever
come into this house and corrupt
the children!' who were stealing
cigarettes & loose change and even..."
CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
"Lucky my legs were strong
since those crenellated ramparts
took some walking
to get me back seven centuries ago."