Tahir Jalil Habbush Al-Tikriti (J♦)


Jeff Encke

Originally published in The Evergreen Review Issue 117 in February, 2009.

A smoldering punk
sparked the fire

that razed my life

ashes of a windsock
ancient drachma and atlas

my I and years later
as my body entered

changeyou flooded in
with your amens

your ricin tinctures