Treasure Island

Jeffrey McDaniel

(1967 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Poems of Jeffrey McDaniel

1. 1975 2/14/2008
2. 1977 2/14/2008
3. Absence 7/14/2005
4. Air Empathy 2/14/2008
5. Alibi School 7/14/2005
6. Arrivederci Lipstick 2/14/2008
7. Boner Etiquette 2/14/2008
8. Boss Of The Nethers 2/14/2008
9. Day 29, Where The Self Divides 2/14/2008
10. Disasterology 2/14/2008
11. Ethel's Lament (Ethel Rosenberg) 2/14/2008
12. First Person Omniscient 2/14/2008
13. For The Artist Who Paints My Balls Fifty Shades Of Blue 2/14/2008
14. Friends And High Places 7/14/2005
15. Hunting For Cherubs 2/14/2008
16. Letter To The Woman Who Stopped Writing Me Back 2/14/2008
17. Mannequin Complex 7/14/2005
18. Meeropol 2/14/2008
19. Objectivity 2/14/2008
20. Renovating The Womb 7/14/2005

Absence

On the scales of desire, your absence weighs more
than someone else’s presence, so I say no thanks

to the woman who throws her girdle at my feet,
as I dropp a postcard in the mailbox and watch it

throb like a blue heart in the dark. Your eyes
are so green – one of your parents must be

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