"But I love the I, steel I beam that my father sold"
"That hour, I was most myself. I had shrugged my mother slowly off"
"After Marcus Licinius Crassus defeated the army of Spartacus, he crucified 6000 men"
"In our Sophomore year, Solomon Wheat, a Senior, Captain of the high school team"
"I didn't know what it meant, that he was born in the beauty of the lillies"
"When I was a month pregnant, the great clots of blood appeared in the pale green swaying water of the toilet"
"When I was a connoisseuse of slugs I would part the ivy leaves"
"I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges, I see my father strolling out"
Selected Poems, 1980-2002