11/9/19: Heard

distant keening—

the sound of a bent saw

coaxed to sing

11/7/19: Aphasia

muscles of

recollection lose their shape

and spread

 

10/16/19: The First Really Cold Day in Chicago

shoulders hunched as

gusts steal every abandoned

conversation

7/21/19: Making Mistakes

no longer the whale

of sleep, I resurface to

breathe night air