February 8, 2021

Ten mourning doves arrayed on tree branches and the cables connecting our house to the pole in the alley. Heads buried in puffed feather bodies against the cold. Backgrounded by gray sky and white snow roofs.

Febrary 21, 2021

1 am. Longing for an open window and the sound of speeding motorcycles on the highway.

reading watching listening


Wanderer 6 – Alyssa Giannini
Merch Table Funnies – Shana Cleveland
King Cat 80 – John Porcellino
No Scene Zine 3
Paying the Land – Joe Sacco
Behind the Zines 11 – Billy McCall, ed
Tumultuous Times 1 and 2; Eureka! – EC Staniforth
A Conspiracy of Cartographers 2 – Eric J.
I Am A Camera 19 and 20 – Vanessa Berry
Glass Town – Isabel Greenberg
Is This How You See Me? – Jaime Hernandez
Seasonal Shift – Lala Albert
XTC69 – Jessica Campbell
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief – David Kessler
China Root: Taoism, Ch’an, and Original Zen – David Hinton
Lines and Scenes – Harry Josephine Giles
The Golden Key – Marian Womack
The Mushroom at the End of the World – Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story – Celeste Bell and Zoe Howe
Kerbloom 99, 112, and 145 – Artnoose


Appalachian Spring
Style Wars – Tony Silver
Orphan Black
Sanshiro Sugata 1 and 2 – Akira Kurosawa
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson
Forbidden Room – Guy Maddin
Vendetta of a Samurai – Kazuo Mori
When I Get Home – Solange
Russian Doll
Raising Arizona – Coen Brothers
Samurai 1 Musashi Miyamoto – Hiroshi Inagaki
Beautiful Darling – James Rasin
Painters Painting – Emile de Antonio
Chicago Red Stars


EVOL, Dirty, Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, Sonic Nurse, and A Thousand Leaves – Sonic Youth
The Punchline – The Minutemen
Talking Book – Stevie Wonder
Persian Surgery Dervishes – Terry Riley
At The Helm – East New York Ensemble of Music
Karma and Black Unity – Pharoah Sanders
Lost and Found – J Pavone String Ensemble
War Club – DJ Shub
Girl Like Me – Amy Dabbs
Hounds of Love – Kate Bush
NYC Ghosts & Flowers – Sonic Youth
Gaslit – Dvide and Dissolve
Stolen Car – Carl Stone
Labelle – Labelle
Cantus, Descant – Sarah Davachi
Demo – Scissor Girls
Overload – Georgia Anne Muldrow
You’re Dead – Flying Lotus
Stories from the City Stories from the Sea – PJ Harvey
Gyrate – Pylon
Phase One and Kabalaba – Art Ensemble of Chicago
Morricone Segreto – Ennio Morricone
Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick
Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
The Return – Sampa The Great
Triumph! – Steve Colson and the Unity Troupe

reading watching listening


Behind the Zines #9 – Billy McCall, editor
Moonwise – Greer Gilman
Idols Vol 1 2019 ed.: K-POP feat. Leo of VIXX and Tastes Like Home – Allison Catuira
La Hojarasca – Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Mixtape #4 – Molly Growler
El colonel no tiene quien le escribe – Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Viridis Venefica #2 and #3 – Sinoun
Tao Te Ching – David Hinton (translator)
Maids – Katie Skelly
Fire Logic and Earth Logic – Laurie J. Marks
The Body of Work and The Half Men – Kevin Huizenga
Soft Reset – Kaitlin Kostus
Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally Until It Is Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit –
– Sonia Viento
Cul de Sac #8 – Julie Halpern and Liz Mason

Root Hog or Die, A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comix
Lunch On
Star Trek Enterprise
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
The Princess Bride
At Home With Amy Sedaris
Star Trek Picard
Star Trek Discovery
Ugly Delicious
Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero
The Muppet Movie
Drag Race Canada

The Mandalorian
The Addams Family

Inside Llewyn Davis
Carnival of Souls

Jane B – Agnes Varda
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Cleopatra Jones
Ornette Coleman Made in America – Shirley Clarke
Guerillere Talks – Vivienne Dick
Imagine the Sound – Ron Mann
Grey Gardens – Maysles
The Ballad of genesis and Lady Jaye
Night Journey – Marie Losier
Born in Flames – Lizzie Borden
The Eagle Shooting Heroes – Jeffrey Lau
Gate of Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa
The Last Angel of History – John Akomfrah and Edward George
The Changing Same – Cauleen Smith

Coochi3 – Edge Slayer
Middle Ouest – Bergsonist
Grapefruit Regret – Karenn
Nevaeh – MHYSA
Created in the Image of Suffering – King Woman
All The Rooms I Have Been Touched In – Madam Data
Towards the Shadow – Wume
Vous et Nous and Brigitte Fontaine est… – Brigitte Fontaine
Deceipt – This Heat
Automatic Midnight – Hot Snakes
Evil Nigger/Gay Guerilla – Julius Eastman
Instrumentals – Mouse On Mars
Red Lite– Mr. Airplane Man
Kubali – MC Yallah
Everything is Beautiful – Princess Nokia
Under Constructin – Missy Elliot
EVOL – Sonic Youth
Geography – Front 242
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Iaora Tahiti – Mouse On Mars
A B – Juana Molina
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting – Don Cherry
New York Eye and Ear Control – Albert Ayler



This is my friend Alex. Alejandro Morales Aponte. I miss him a lot already.

two snapshots

He rolls the dice in his hand and repeats quietly
butthole, butthole, butthole
as a small prayer for good luck with his roll

He stands inches from the tv screen
feet angled towards each other
the right toes resting on the left
intentionally mismatched socks

Narrates a running commentary of what he is doing
in the video game he plays while I sit and watch him

– July 11 and August 25, 2020

July 24, 2020

In the evening
cicadas chorus in trees

sun sets

The reeded whiiiir whiiiir whiiiir
rise fall overlap crescendo drone

We read a chapter

then notice


All as one
cicadas finish for the day

Then later
crickets and katydids sing
soft in grass
disparate soloists
a faint song to match tinnitus ring


July 6 and July 9, 2020

Lightning bugs
branches ripe with leaves breeze
swaying against evening purple sky

The small rabbit eating wild lettuce
in our back yard
sometimes in sun
sometimes in shade
able to hide below our grass

Sitting on the front steps
cicadas rise and fall in waves
wind through the trees

Lightning bugs in the grass near the street

Heat still in the evening
the neighbor walks her dog and says hello

Later, rain and lightning

June 25, 2020

fireworks in the distance
occasional cool breeze through the windows

A skunk eating in the back yard
the white of its stripes visible and not much else

Look very carefully
its bushy tail appears as black shadow
against black night

Its head tucked down beneath the grass

the sound of eating

June 13 and June 15, 2020

Awake at night
Salt caramel ice cream
Kiss singing on tv
Then Depeche Mode
Why am I awake?

Freight train
Motorcycles on the highway
Small explosions in night air