Last night, Jimmy was still alive. Thin as a kid in his soft green robe. Everyone happy to help. I figured he'd made it onto the new medicine in time. You were cooking a big pot of shrimp for friends and nurses. Our friend Kishio had just drawn the J [...]
In 1967, Viking Press published The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore. Moore's only explanation for the dozens of published poems eliminated from her "complete" work consisted of the brief epigraph: "Omissions are not accidents."
We are the oldest people in line waiting to pet a baby sand shark. Hundreds of children pat the baby on the back, avoid extra splashing. But when it's our turn, I pause. The guide says just rub in one direction or you might get burned from the [...]