Poems from Sword of Glass


When she was getting close 

to the end, we cached the hospice morphine 

in the fridge behind the ricotta cheese,

in case.


Acquittal is caused by crime,

tooth decay by Cupid.

Winter causes diligence which causes nuns,

and Popeye is caused by spinach and the ocean.


When she arrived, she did not say 

too much about her journey 

or the mint tea she drank en route.

We did not lament the destruction

of earth or bring up the vegan position

on dandruff.