Trilobite is an arthropodologist's delight:
many bizarre creatures; no two alike.

two poems

maya rose

Was has soft gravel

to jump double-butch

wants to quiet the burn

Was has soft adams apple

behind their back, to trust

Was held in one hand

Was has soft palms

has unreadable features

gives and recedes sand

butch gravel Was double

long elegant fingers

soft doesn’t give much


lime light

the body begs

in the mouth of

things at the foot

of things under-

toeing the linear




(the body aches)

 yearn to smile

with just the body

my tongue like a laser

blinds, as sunshine

on a wide river;

know how it flows

as your tongue

can twist

words in

to elegant knots

cheers to elegant knots

(the butt of

who cannot

tell the truth)


you can tell

by their teeth