Psalms

Let Us Live Intestinally

Let us live intestinally. Our body’s peristalsis sinking the fullness of life down into us. Our villi with their tiny networks of capillaries slowly consuming it, yes, but also repurposing it into peptides, amino and fatty acids, monosaccharides. Let its lipids, proteins, carbohydrates invigorate our noblest selves – not rejecting – incorporating the animal. Let …

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In Praise of Maggots

In praise of maggots, those illustrious eaters of the dead I sing. For while we destroy the earth, they will persist and feed on the crumbs we leave in our greedy wake. The dead forests turned into dead houses. Dead oceans turned into dead human shit. Dead mammals, reptiles, birds, turned into dead dirt. All …

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The Thwopping Drops of Rain

the thwopping drops of rain on saw palmetto the beat of steady drips on gutter metal the knocking water on the billion solids of the earth the wet dirt iron odor thumping past my nostril hair a February rain in Florida fucking lays me out

In Praise of the Eastern Lubber Nymph

In praise of the eastern lubber nymph shedding its exoskeleton I sing. Hanging it from small branches and leaves – telling intruders “turn back, or face a similar fate – the flaying alive and stringing up of your former self.” In praise of our uncivilized, alien world I sing.

These Are the Names of the Dead

These are the names of the dead: Alyssa Alhadeff, Martin Duque Anguiano, Scott Beigel, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Christopher Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, Peter Wang O the fortune of those who mourn; they will be comforted.