Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet

Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet

  Earlier this year, as soon as I heard news of Lydia Millet’s newest novel, I diligently set about reading the last two novels of her recent trilogy (How the Dead Dream, Ghostlights, Magnificence). Even when this author writes a trilogy, it is more like three...
I Like Kenny G

I Like Kenny G

  There. I’ve said it And if that makes me whiter than Wonder Bread So be it. His music takes me back To a brief time when I was happy, To someone who made me happy. Don’t tell my black friends Or I won’t have any Or my musician friend Who plays “real” jazz,...
Tenancy

Tenancy

  The largemouth bass snapped back and forth on the line as Von pulled it out of the water, but after a minute he was able to get his hands around it. He dropped the still-shuddering fish in a plastic grocery bag, shouldered his pole, and began heading towards...
Depth

Depth

  Indescribable depth of pain As she defines a new horizon This uncertain home lacks Cats and comfortable beds   19 years, unbridled joy As she flashed That “always” smile In summer solstice sun Or while dancing in the rain Nights I slept on her floor As she...
Test Subjects

Test Subjects

  There was something wrong with the self-checkout at Queen’s Grocer, I could tell. I didn’t know quite what it was yet, but I was sure there was something wrong with it. “Insert bills, or select method of payment,” said the robotic female voice. I touched the...