Psalm 151: Or, of broken women and a host of drug-addicted men

I don’t watch zombie shows but know something about what

emerges from thy dank wood in the boonies, Lord –

have as need be hid behind equal trees,

backing and circling ever outward, dodging

hands and cool blank eyes, upward yes

into the air, “free” of it all, now, over there.


But you, wide and ghostly, neither leave nor solve

but hang, steady as the mist, as drops on ferns,

spores of the underside, your heart

rotting out the log. Till when? – we change?

Your breath is gone, but hold it still.

For we’ll not, ever, no matter what we’ve got,

(hell if we will)



It’s like he’s in a cave.

He can’t leave the cave.

But sometimes he can

come up far enough

to see the light.

And sometimes I can

go down to where

I’m still not afraid.

And we meet for a time.