_________________________Joe was not tongue tied.
_________________________“Let’s call a blow job a blow job.”
_________________________He administrated Gauloises
_________________________rolled up inside t-shirt shoulders.
_________________________Less hummingbirds than usual this year
_________________________most ambushed during their migration
_________________________by South American praying mantises.
_________________________Such a ferocious taste for brain keeps
_________________________all of us constantly on the lookout.


COLIN JAMES has a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press. He lives in Massachusetts.