"I walk to The Factory, a gay bar. It's Saturday, drag night. There's Nancy Sinatra"
"It will start in two hours— the forced smile and the white noise, the wind will smell"
"the haze that coats sight like eggshell varnish a painting makes cruelty shine."
"She wore the red and black paint of a thousand landscapes across her face."
"In between the rattlings of the rails into the rails, out of the train window"
"Dr. Carola pontificates with owl-beaked, gray-brow professors then chatters in Portuguese"
"Solomon asked, "Jack, do you understand this?" Jack opened his mouth to say no"
"His silhouette eclipsed the hallway light that last night, his head bowed, hair wild"
"She doesn't care how old she gets how the pounds add up to inches She ties daffodils"
Earl J. Wilcox
"What a woman! That day she looked back was no different from any other. The night before"
"Ponies. Tiny and Dolly. Father lets the empty pasture to Mr. Lecroy, who trucks them over"
Denise Calvetti Michaels
"When I Begin to Sew, Cara Nonna, I Write When I begin – boundaries and the heaviness"
"Not by severance but by division. Not propagation stalk by stalk, but the way"
"In the living room of the Rookwood Inn, among the antique bookshelves and French-patterned"
"Judith cut off a human head yet became a heroine of Israel. How did she wash the blood"
"She died in Roanoke on a rainy day. Clouds squeezed the breath out of the earth"
Billy Joe Howell Sinnard
"A basalt Hina squats on a throne of earth, a calabash of winds at her feet. Her hair cascades"
"I still don't understand: these people carved in the image of the archetypal woman— "
"More than once upon a time, She led me through the looking glass Of my own distracted"
"She slips a string of red recycled beads over the hanger holding her suit"
"I do not know you, Rosie. And the soprano at your service sang in a language I don't know"
"For our first feast of time, I will prepare for you a caricature of the sun"