Hatred of the Various Grays | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Hatred of the Various Grays

 

I am grunting along the 60, returning

from Calvary Mortuary in East LA

where I walked into the wrong

services. My good friend’s mom

suddenly gone and me wandering halls

looking for the moon: Luna, …

I am holding a dying dog | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

I am holding a dying dog

 

because no one else will. His eyes
are white and cracked like the moon,
    little crescents. And when I set
him down, he runs, not knowing
where he’s going. …

Seaside | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Seaside

 

Last night I read Lorca in the bathtub
Three candles and an incense lit
My cigarette blending with steam and bubbles
Lavender and Epsom sinking to the bottom
The eucalyptus …