Massachusetts

 

 

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Literary Organization Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization The Frost Foundation Massachusetts
Literary Organization PEN New England Massachusetts
Literary Organization Worcester County Poetry Association Massachusetts
Literary Organization Concord Poetry Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization Grub Street, Inc. Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Brewster Book Store Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Water Street Bookstore Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Book Shop of Beverly Farms Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Broadside Bookshop Massachusetts

poems

poem

If the water, everywhere, and if she

is. If ghosts, like water, like if all

rivers and oceans and rains are one

ghost, surrounding and throughout.

If she is, like if the lakes and bays

of Seattle define Seattle, if the ices

Of Mars and Massachusetts

poem

"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam."

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now.  Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled
to burst the bubbles
poem
I've been meaning to tell
you how the sky is pink
here sometimes like the roof
of a mouth that's about to chomp
down on the crooked steel teeth
of the city,

I remember the desperate 
things we did
                and that I stumble
down sidewalks listening
to the buzz of street lamps
at dusk and the