You may remember my father
died when I was eight
my mother closed up
the house and we went to stay
with my grandmother for a few months
We can envision Earth entering a fire age comparable to the ice ages of the Pleistocene, complete with the pyric equivalent of ice sheets, pluvial lakes, periglacial outwash plains, mass extinctions, and sea level changes.
I was fifteen years old
When I found the moon in the Biabanak sand dunes.
The only connection I felt to the mills
was to the children of a generation of flayed men
on unemployment, the storefronts boarded…
So many I’ve lost; I see them
Down a long corridor the door open
To a bright snowy day.
Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.
A majority of my day is spent bearing witness to the pain, fear, and terror that America’s actions have been causing across the Greater Middle East and North Africa.
We’re on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
You have to get ready
for a more complicated life.
You have to tell him the simple things
don’t know how to put their round heads together.