Poetry

Accumulation

It’s cold. And while I’m better at frying chicken thighs so the skin and rosemary stick, I still haven’t bought envelopes for these postage stamps, or checked the mail for that package you sent.

Aviary

After Tim Barnwell’s photograph, “Emma Mills on porch with chickens, 1982” I don’t much care what they’ll think, folks who’ll see this photograph hung in Tim’s shop window, what they’ll assume about my life

Dirty Power

We are being forced to bear the burden of dirty power for Nevada. –William Anderson, chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Near the generating station Coal ash they breathe, coal ash they take in, coal ash in the water, in the air, bottom ash, fly ash,