Psaltery & Lyre

Blessing for Cows

No apology / for the constancy of their eating, / / these cows.

Odd Mysteries

The newspaper headlines were all about a miraculous rowboat. / Meanwhile I was teaching kids what to do in case of bullets.

2020 Orison Anthology Nominees

Congratulations to all of our nominees!

Flying Wallendas

I say / skywalking, and no net / can ease that plummet— / sky-walk, / sky-fall.

2019 Best of the Net Nominees

Congratulations to all of our Best of the Net 2019 nominees!

After the Affair, We Clean House

There are four of us still / here cleaning, others have left / silently. My job is to wash the windows.

Beehive State

Smoke drifts westward like saints seeking / Zion, a rose in the desert. / / This faith is a dark handcart / to pull.

Something That Spoke

Something spoke, and something / / inside me answered, / and I understood none of it

Breakfast in the Early Universe

your only prayer / / is the hour singing and hanging at your neck, / until the singing and hanging / become a starless treelight dress you wear

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