I know it's a bit uncouth to pull fragments from poems—and you really should just skip right over to the excellent H_NGM_N Journal page—but these are just too good not to quote and tease a little bit...
From "The Subject Is Sometimes I’m Defensive and Try to Be Sincere":
"... tonight your hunting locates
a love song radio marathon—yes, like one hundred
ten degrees mosquito torpor like leaving messages
on windshields graceless language I’m only trying
to tell you that when New Order comes on
I will feel exactly my age ..."
"... This morning
I woke before the working man only to fall asleep again
On the sidewalk out front, a pair of squirrels pilfering some
Of my hair to build their nest. It is the fall, I know. ..."
[Hey Thea, is this the proper way to quote from poems?]
I'd have quoted the breathtaking last lines of "Healer," but for those you really have to head over here:
2 Poems by Thea Brown!