AFTER ALL





the exploding gold of a pagan dilation,
knees unclasped & pelvis swayed back,
there is a shooter on campus again today.
two zetas interlayed against the brick wall
some will be thrown against. the churning
laundry turns hot water the color of silt
& again today it rains while the sun is out.
as a way of explaining, we say “the devil
is beating his wife.” after school, the satan
club offers a measured alternative to good
news for children. it's a click away from
oz in kansas. what does it take to become
a bride with hell’s blush, a wife with a bruise?