Baby name books, baby magazines, photo albums frame triplets, quadruplets, precious larval
hominid with sunglasses and ski cap, precious larval hominid with bow, with yellow flower. On
the other side of the sage leather sectional, replica succulents, dwarf ocotillo, bloom of stone
barrel cacti, vivarium whose pane of glass protects a clay diamondback coiled on
                                                                                                                            the immaculate
                                                                                                                                 sand, otherwise we might reach
                                                                                                                            inside and break it.


Miles Waggener is the author of two poetry collections: Phoenix Suites (The Word Works, 2003), winner of the WashingtonPrize; and Sky Harbor (Pinyon Publishing, 2011); as well as two chapbooks Portents Aside (Two Dogs Press, 2008) and Afterlives (Finishing Line, 2013).  He lives in Omaha.