A Ladder-Cart Overturned by Ruffians


How is it you know that white is the right color for the desperate throb she felt in a
young boy’s touch? Her response seems to have lived on air alone, quietly enduring in its
perfect cage until now.
The door is open. Inside is the abundance of everything that will go on without
Her’s a scream of pain smothered by a small man in a dark baggy suit, and there’s
white, taken as a pure object, attaching to a landscape, which takes up residence in your
She spends her day searching for him–white shirt, white shoes, white heart. But the
young boy has changed.
The bowl of dreams, wet on the table. “Let me in,” you whisper. You are trying to
remember your names.
Tarred boats against stucco walls, the eyes of a Moroccan cat, impatient passport
smiles, and all the new desire that arrives with the morning of words. And for a moment
yet, the fading light of the departing lover.
You must want to be like this. You must want to praise the next quiet moment
eased in upon itself like a single gnat becoming the world, like white dreams lifting over
the mountains.
You must know that nothing will hold still and this, the smallest of gifts, leads
everywhere. You must want to be everywhere.

Fiction. Modern Abstract Fables.

(First edition, hardcover with dustjacket, 524 pages, $36.50 USD.)

Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days draws from fairy tales, a condescending of a 1938 Social Studies reader for 6th grade, an 1890 handbook on marital compatibility, numerous annoying educational advancement studies, the myths and legends of third-world countries and minority peoples, pulp fiction, a history of carnival side shows, folktales, frequent conversations with Crows, Owls and a wide variety of underground inhabitants, insects and the people who collect them, Joseph Cornell, Günter Eich, Russell Edson, the French Surrealist poets, the Quay Brothers, letterpress printing, and the author’s inability to channel his imagination linearly.

Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.