still breathing

entrails sewn

to the wall

of imposter submarines

art gallery of the grotesque

i dream salvador dali

billie holiday licking orchids

cursing her mother

christmas ornaments thrown

into the washing machine

gentle cycle please

someone is vacuuming

as the street narrows

to a vanishing point

my car won’t make it

to your apartment

i didn’t buy his pirogi

a raven haired murderess

wearing red lipstick

is black ribbon hanging candles

and crystalline skulls

from a street lit

ghetto tree 

purgatory in cincinnati