12th Wedding Anniversary


Jailed and decreased, my doughnuts rise.

Have a feather, don’t ask why,

There is a Coney Island in my eye.

Hair and plaid rabbits,

Anniversal belief is the strongest to go

Over a listless sky, a prevenient frost.

Let’s go to the Cloisters

And all you can eat sushi

My tattoo should be healed now.

Dear, you are a norming legend in the kitty-star.

I eat for two, on the evening of

We knew each other before our faces and our names.



[in Tinhouse (2007) and in Sunny Wednesday, Wave Books, 2009]