Goshkin vs. Gorey

I reviewed this book a couple years ago but its publication was Covid-delayed, so I adapted it into a chapter in “Goshkin at Large,” but now the book is coming out, so I re-adapted it:


It begins:
man in feathered fedora, mirrored shades
shopping cart of empty bottles and dreams.

pieces of morning punctuate each look’s
chemicals for better living.

great grey beard, great grey coat dripping,
to mid-calf, above which, incidentally, cut-off shorts.
Yeah, I know. Strange, right?