Demonic Possession
Is 9/10 of the Law

What’s in cryostasis
should stay in cryostasis.

Do not core-sample the frozen alien.

If the landlord tells you
not to hang a mirror in that room,
do not hang a mirror in that room.

Do not jump off a train in the Carpathians
to investigate a castle ruin.

A stake through the heart
is only half of it.

All flowers eat meat.

Put no faith in a sequel.

The ultimate monster is always the self.

From Solar Perplexus (Copper Canyon Press, 2019).

Read on . . .

Changing Genres,” a poem by Dean Young

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