D. R. James

D. R. James

D. R. James’s latest of ten collections are Mobius Trip and Flip Requiem (Dos Madres Press, 2021, 2020); and his micro-chapbook All Her Jazz is free, fun, and printable-for-folding at Origami Poems Project. James has taught college writing, literature, and peace studies for 38 years and lives in the woods near Saugatuck, Michigan. https://www.amazon.com/author/drjamesauthorpage

We wink at the crooks, our remnant like that
anvil we keep tossing each other, our
residue like saluting. We clutch the
banner of a warrened world whose tunnels,
unsolvable, incarcerate, swelter,

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after supper he’d lift it out, slide it slowly
from its scabbard, jab it and show me
how the Germans screwed it sideways
​to yank out your intestines—like a Canuck

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