is what holds the words together


grass is unusual
it was invented by the Romans
unlike most people grass stays where it grows
if grass had gone to the moon it would be there today
grass looks luxurious
people put it wherever they can
a wedge of grass can split a sidewalk
city block, manhattan skyscraper
make a dog sick
step on grass; it deserves it


the greyhound runs
that’s the way we designed it


“remember you’re the one that loves me”
“only you know how to hurt me”
try to remember as you sing your blues

everyone told you
right from the start
“you won’t win,
don’t mess with her”

but you had to find out
the hard way
and she
ate you alive

(From Monochromatics—12 Books in a Year)