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by littlefallsmets

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April 16, 2021

roadside attractions

seven hundred and sixty five miles from here to the fireworks shop those vaguely racist billboards advertise down the ninety-five one thousand six hundred and five from here to the d...


April 16, 2021

a little bit

born an incidental heir to the goddess Eris accidentally dated mostly German and Irish length of life led to leaving me airless superstitious and cowardly and dareless lacking from ...


April 11, 2021

life lessens

life is the longest thing you’ll ever do life’s the shortest thing you’ll ever do life is the easiest thing you’ll ever do life is the hardest thing you’ll ever do life’s the weirdest ...


April 11, 2021

moving violations

love can move faster than the light love can be two places at the same time or three or five love knows its speed and its location simultaneously is unchanged by outside observation ...


April 11, 2021

april showers

the skeletons of long-abandoned above-ground vinyl swimming pools the bodegas and dollar stores where once your childhood pizzerias stood a car-struck possum by the roadside awaiting natu...


April 07, 2021

faith

faith is something for other people not for me and that’s okay I know what I am I know how every time I’ve ever believed in something without a shadow of doubt I’ve become a zealot I ...


March 12, 2021

missed america

oh but that we could just stuff ourselves with the emptiest of calories and drift on off to sleep free of our shared responsibilities never having to wake up never having to make the cho...


February 17, 2021

certainty

at a certain point you’ll have to come to terms with the fact that you can’t come to terms with every single fact that’s in your life there will always be some loose threads ...


February 14, 2021

the ritual

this is my body hoc est corpus hocus pocus hokey pokey hokum hoax this is our blood whoever’s the best at comforting lies gets all the money and hurts us the most


February 07, 2021

ossification

grief replaces memory slower than the tides still getting the job done nonetheless inch by inch one atom at a time like fossilizing bone to eternal stone those fossils...


February 07, 2021

the big game

when the alien anthropologists find the massive sport stadia so central to our civic infrastructures as megaliths sprouting cities-within-cities beside they will mistake them as ou...


February 06, 2021

life goals

if you’re famous enough when you die they’ll name a street after you somewhere your name will live beyond you somewhere everyone will know your name somewhere if you’re famous enough when y...


February 06, 2021

leap of faith

it’s always a goddamned tragedy when a once-transcendent entertainer retreats into conservative safe spaces when the world thinks they’re washed up believing no one’s left to listen except no...


February 06, 2021

the undiscovered country

I feel it each unsleeping night my head my heart my soul, they are kingdoms of almost empires of not-quite unquiet with the roar of infinite just-missed grazed up asi...


November 13, 2020

felix

sometimes it’s a leaf on the breeze or maybe a fabric tag flickering in the corner of my eye-line a flash of movement at the periphery of my senses and I forget that he is gone a belo...


November 03, 2020

november

this frozen season looks how I feel or is it really the other way round is any distinction between the two just a delusion so I can believe myself more significant than I...


October 30, 2020

between the snows

between the snows we receive a year which is not very long up here at some point after Easter departs an unwanted friend usually near to Hallowe’en that bastard returns again ...


September 11, 2020

phantom limb

there are imaginary places in my dreams I have seen so very many times they eventually feel more real than places I’ve actually been confected places conflated places amalgamations of...


August 29, 2020

the reason for the season

1. the reason the rich folk love the idea of Jesus so much is His magic did all of the work they don’t want to do, it’s too resource-intensive, it’s so very beneath their entitled notice all that...


August 28, 2020

albany and back

thirty miles of driving rain I’m only half-way home a stack of scratched CDs otherwise in here alone just mudflap splash and thunder cops won’t let you use the phone thirty miles of driving ra...


August 17, 2020

double meanings

because you’re threading the needle of dreading the real but you’re threatened by weedles and those playing long-cons while you’re left there just waiting to up to...


when this passes if this passes I will feel naked without a mask on when this passes if this passes I will hesitate before I embrace in public and I apologize in advance when...


August 12, 2020

a modern proposal

we cannot say with any certainty Rachel Ray has eaten human flesh of course that would be absurd unprovable libelous defamation we have no proof TV’s Rachel Ray has feasted upon the lo...


August 12, 2020

when it stops

I dreamed of a record found up in the attic when played it looked just like teevee static which hasn’t existed since they killed analog but something was calming in that random fog grooves sp...


July 28, 2020

darkness

we owe a lot to the darkness despite how we always degrade it assign it to negatives treat it like a hell we owe a lot to the darkness we go in the darkness to sleep we go in the darkness...


Book Description

these are first-drafts of my newer poems.
some of them will be great, some will be awful.
most will be okay.