An Education

/YouÕre Too ADORABLE/ they say/they pat my head spine tall, eyes clear// I take up space//anyway But I am Able. To Adore these :a baby phoenix with blue eyes – sits in ash/the charred remains of golden memories – the untimely/cremation of a childhood/ a mother who//refused//to leave/ the building and tried/to asphyxiate herself/in the …

This Cold

There is a strange immediacy to the feeling of being cold.