Agoraphobia

  1. My cancer is like a friend who screens me from those parts of the world from which I choose to disengage.
  2. By the time I return the little homeless girl has nodded out...
  3. Martyr to her own beauty and the cruelty of others.
  4. Shear the sheep with knives of black flint.
  5. Bodies in the fog.
  6. Smoke. Black, gray, white.
  7. Three peculiar ideologies of the work which artists do.
  8. Restless.
  9. i live in a big house but i hide in a small room
  10. It rained while she died.
  11. Sink into the sand, my Valentine rose.
  12. Oh no! An error occurred!
  13. Subject: dress up Mondays.
  14. I saw him on the bus one morning with a teenage girl in braces.
  15. Whatever it is King Jerry sells, his customers do require.
  16. There was a night when she glowed in the dark.
  17. Black curtains, black towels, black sheets...
  18. In the dust on the old man's shelves...
  19. Haight Street emo...
  20. At lunch one day she leapt to my ear...
  21. We were driving west on I-10, from Austin back to California.
  22. I feel as old...
  23. 1992, bus stop, Larkin and Hayes.
  24. With her sister at the aquarium.
  25. City buses, subway trains. Motion and mass.
  26. Midnight in the City of Cardbaord.
  27. Slips in the shower...
  28. Rose, lovely and helpful, stands friendly behind the reception desk.
  29. The way she leaves half-full ashtrays at points around the house...
  30. Faux Etruscan amphorae on a shelf above the door.
  31. Thin boys in a 1968 Chevy Nova, canary yellow.
  32. Matted tail. Yellow mucus hardening at the corners of his mouth.
  33. They let her go at the end of a working day...
  34. Her resentment at the way stupid Americans pronounce her name:
  35. She came home to find her girlfriend unconscious on the couch...
  36. Sad, eaten away.
  37. Cigarette ashes inside her car, thick like gray-white slush...
  38. Rain of frogs.
  39. Knowing she's hurting herself.
  40. Afternoon sunlight on a pasture outside Hebo, Oregon.
  41. I saw his fingers tremble at the ticket counter.
  42. Market Street sidewalk, late afternoon. Angry light, angry shadows.
  43. He walks with raised elbows, as if they were resting on fence posts to either side.
  44. She lost her virginity on a college field trip to the countryside outside Chiang Mai...
  45. she has child's fingers
  46. Blood.
  47. Mark the miles with melatonin...
  48. "Story" as reactionary literary ideology.
  49. Midnight in the City of Cardboard.
  50. Print dress...
  51. She's more lost than me.
  52. Rain, merely.
  53. Eaten by ants.
  54. The universe dies from its own momentum...
  55. From among the gray-white headstones a thin string dances.