Michael Helsem


holes in my shoes permit a chill
memes i peruse slow-knit a chill

freeze your eggs till kingdom come
cover your eyes forget the chill

shuttered cerulean yields no clue
gliding indoors you hit a chill

car to car comparing prices
scarce just a little bit of chill

graywyvern no longer knows his name
dead branch against clear brittle chill


M.H. was born in Dallas in 1958. Shortly afterwards, fish fell from the sky.