Two Poems by Max Krockmalnik Grabois




I’m in Michigan
The color of Michigan is blue
blue water surrounds me
I’m drowning in blueberries
I’m in the berry patch, picking
The owner says: eat as much as you want
He doesn’t know me
I fill my basket
and myself
Every molecule in me is blue
I fill with blue like a toilet tank
Blueberry psychosis
has found me again



Her shoulders smolder
but never ignite
unlike Colorado
unlike chaparral
in Los Angeles foothills
Her shoulders smolder
her energy always potential
never kinetic

A layer of ash
hides under her tan flesh
Max Krockmalnik Grabois’ poems and fictions have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, andhas been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.