“rockaway cosmology” and “flight AA4400 LaGuardia to Atlanta” were originally published in In Parentheses magazine in December 2019. These are brief excerpts from both poems.
for seven miles
along the marshes
from Fort Tilden to Canarsie.
our bicycles, lame horses.
I lapped up
your skim milk twilight,
my inner thighs
like the ones
my mother used to count
before she splintered
flight AA4400 LaGuardia to Atlanta
the first time I saw an arowana
was in a tank in Coney Island, so far from home
but iridescent and pearly, a glissando
of stardust between muddy catfish
it slipped through the glass, baring
its bloated belly for me to slice like sashimi
forgive me it was delicious
so buttery and so cold
Read both poems in their entirety over at In Parentheses.
(Featured image: Mike Deutsch)