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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words iron, paper, sundial, and doctor.
each morning we emigrate
our fermenting lunchboxes
ripe with foreign stink
Our dendrites branch out
trying to touch other dendrites
He seems so harmless, now: one more broken body at the grocery store.
so I emanate frankincense
as we ride out from the ruins
Sweet William, Poison Ivy
Machiavelli's mythic Prince is a sumac
with poisonous attributes.
The Death of Pushkar Lake
floating, misty mornings
Shweta S. Banerjee
I sat next to a devil on a plane— he offered me his snuff box.
Half of her flailing is only a grasp for balance.
This will not end well.
Friday Afternoon Circle Play
They frame their questions anew in chant, which becomes accusation,
then declaration: Feter iz a goy! Feter iz a goy!
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
The Gulls: A Ghazal
The gulls swoop and scream; I wonder if they want sex.
Mothers lead their cherub-children into the brown sea.
For a Girl Whose Name I Can't Quite Remember
I never ventured from my end of the room
To hers, where she sat, legs pinched together
this carnage means
nothing to him
but a paycheck