Sex with CamelFrom the Print

…the boy knew from experience that if he stepped inside the room a certain alteration of the air would unnerve him—he’d begin to feel that strange sad clutching sensation, that was also a sensation like that of sand slipping away beneath your feet…

"The Shadow of the Valley" & Other PoemsFrom the Print

The shadow of the valley is a placeholder for the valley, a reminder that a body stands between those stands of bleachers, or this stand of trees or the neighborhood watchers standing around watching birds fly back and forth from their nests to the gardens in every Westwood neighborhood, all the while casting shadows that somehow don’t look like birds but like people wondering…