Every Death Is Magic from the Enemy to Be Avenged – Brooks Haxton

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Psalm 22 When fever burned the last light out of my daughter’s eyes, I swore to…

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I Want to Pray – Brooks Haxton

In the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51 That young man firing his Kalashnikov into the playground has been made…

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Monster Minded – Brooks Haxton

The wine of astonishment is house wine at my house. The whiskey of it is a sauce we savor. The cocaine of thy judgment also…

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Rotgut – Brooks Haxton

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. Psalm 121 On a hillside scattered with temples broken under the dogday…

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Sackcloth – Brooks Haxton

I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was…

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Salesmanship, With Half A Dram Of Tears – Brooks Haxton

Gripping the lectern, rocking it, searching the faces for the souls, for signs of heartfelt mindfulness at work, I thought, as I recited words I…

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Unclean – Brooks Haxton

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon…

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1985 – Brooks Haxton

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. Psalm 58 It was the…

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