Black Moon Lilith: 9

I have been advised not to isolate

if I have an audio recording of Octavia Butler’s


Parable of the Talents, am I alone?

I want to write a poem like that again


recycling words—repetition

is orgiastic drumming ka doom ka ka ba.


If I write every day for two weeks

it can’t all be satisfactory—what are the standards?


At what point do I drift into indulgence

losing grip on my word…