Jumping Off: Sand (poem)

      Sand   doll-forms at craft shops bald sightless blockheads you should watch tutorials on airbrushing rose    into cheeks think of a doll for every ethnicity the minefield mechanics of noticing shades     of blush Populate a scheme to become a catalogue name with burials in a fold and tab-together box they were smoothed […]

The Culture (poem)

      The Culture   We are important Our three-letter alphabet Constructs our limited language The gravitational center Draws our attention-seeking message The message is I am important Yet you don’t know me   On an oxbow The current passes A fallen tree, submerged At a cross-angle, green murky-brown Depths, hot from the sun […]

Rapunzel (poem)

      Rapunzel   Everyone, Rapunzel says Waylaying her latest swain Surprising at the tomb-still cottage gate his hesitant approach Has a milieu, I wanted mine To be more than that of witch’s hostage Bound in a tower room Do you want to know the truth? I winnowed seeds where the birds had crapped […]

Approachable: Sixth Allied Forces

      The Folly Allied Forces         Approachable   Rain falls, a light and misty one, the best of sorts As they of the night patrol who require the pull of it Have medium to prowl the grounds in broader swaths Simon Tattersby, avoiding Lady Gimple and Roscoe Matey and inseparable, […]


      Rattus   Intuition, extra sense, if you like Déjà-vu in a prototypic vermin mind We are having telepathic conversation Embracing sight’s elusive romance (To be a genius. To be not at fault for this.) How are we going to solve a problem? Working backwards from the outcome The treat is hidden in […]

The Travelers (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 3 Nov 2021 in Art, Poems

      The Travelers   Time travelers, playbills in hand, shaking the dazzle from their eyes Finding they are on the steps of the old Melodia, tall in her glory The invention new, the first of occasions On which the taboo will be tried Shiloh willing, his ancestor the songstress Who will die   […]

to shed (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 23 Oct 2021 in Art, Poems

      to shed   if you’ve gone out walking the mission has an end goal arriving at the place with sacks, or lacking beggary for help they’ve hindered you forms dropped duly at addresses or into pockets, coating individual per contents, you seek to do kind works for nature closer now, soon to […]

Beware of Fours (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 12 Oct 2021 in Art, Poems

      Beware of Fours   Magic threes no more, beware of fours A fear inducer without weight, absenting light, a shadow A sense of shadow One morning the character walks in the rain The after-rain, the water in yellowing Beds of flowers beaded And closing skies of short fall days And knows the […]

Eight: Queen (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Sep 2021 in Art, Poems

      Queen   She could be his ruling queen The very air she parts is queen the dotted outline flees the figure                      shoplifts   the game is put-it-together dress yourself in sidewalk snatches chess the layout, barest thigh passage between parked cars twos […]

A Sleep (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 23 Aug 2021 in Art, Poems

      A Sleep   The end of ability infected conductors who let the trains roll cumbered to catch fire dragging bodies The end of ability infected farmers who harrowed into highway tar and streambeds until the ragged tires tore to the rims and the machines upended The end of ability infected caretakers who […]