Say that a spider with a death’s-head
crawls into your bed
and offers to make love.
that you are done with love?
And what of death?
Poem, don’t be so strange.
Excerpt from Michael Palmer’s Thread (New Directions, 2011)
Review of Thread by Jordan Davis
"Garret Keizer: I did on one or two occasions tell my students they were living in a society that valued people of their age, region, and class primarily as cannon fodder, cheap labor, and gullible consumers, and that education could give them some of the weapons necessary to fight back."