Evicting Dreiser

To be kept on the worry
unmade charity bed

to bare
a telling set

is a favorite child
is to die

the smallish coins
saved absent

a domestic expanse

grating crumbs
and lights filling

Fidel Castro and His Beard

The incessant demand
of perfection returned
unrested and loosed
moving to one idea
of sentient sects
inane such workings
of benevolent bent-spine
books devoured also
as into ubiquitous
penetrating evil looks
so scoured it stood
creation alone the provisioner
of steady or some lasting
reproofs and untimely reprieve
a description put forth
maybe placed forth
as discrete as function
of no singular hope the
generation for a universally
dignified-particular-humane-laughter