Friday, July 20, 2018


a wing flap from this butterfly
visible from space
sparks hurricanes across the globe

crops fail in its shadow
don't ask what it consumes
you don't want to know


a few indigenes
in zoos but one gender's missing
number three

Thursday, July 19, 2018


First Date

our males
carry the eggs
until they hatch
provide the first meal
but sure
we can go out
I've never dated an Earthman


In two days  we are leaving on a trip to visit ooe of our daughters. The dog doesn't know that she has signed up for a five-hour car trip, but I think she will prefer it to not seeing us for a week. If only she understood that that is the choice! There won't be room in the van for much of the stuff she left in our house, but at least some of the books will fit. The piano: no.


on the hooks
brim and boys lick lips
but only one guts the other


look up at the stars
and wonder what we gave up
empty ISS

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Much of the local vegetation
was intensely psychoactive in humans
the hallucinations were reported to be
and distinctly pleasurable
then you died, of course
but some thought it was worth it