Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Camel

we go to tell you about the pinprick of an asylum dream
we love others
intravenous
over difficult

thus we hate ourselves
and choke
hand over the womb
contracted gasping

we are chimneys
we will get on empty and alien
soot incurable
unrecognizable
homeless
inhale inhale inhale
below influence
out out out
and above it
the exit is this way

we are one person one day and many people the next
we daughters will always disappoint
will eat your hypocrite
for beating us into dehydrated silence but


soon we become mute

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Displaced

1.        
bare Walls that nothing but five letters will stick to
heartbeat clatters
mouth on a rhythmic inhale
Soul of the bare body pinches free
slides away
don’t You yelp

2.        
little sleepy eyes peeping through black Shutters
discovered Her dead but somehow
can’t find the body parts
under words penned down to pin Her in
the baby Room is just thumbtacks little dots of red and strange lines
sad
She used to know Her way around the tight curls of this fine House

3.        
Skeleton slips at right angles over
this Spirit Who is rearranging Her ribs for Sunday dinner
two of them missing
weepy at the dumb in-between

4.        
a stateless place on the inside                      
aches nameless
scares Her that She reaches out
in a frenetic familiar way
without remembering why
and the One looking out whispers bitter
We will get on empty
don’t search for the soft spot
don’t You dare call out

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reeling

Mean makes the poem lurch.
Jerks on.
Blunt and light.
Only eyelashes at the start of poetics.
Hoof in the mouth.

Poem holds both bare hands.
Having picked a crop when the sun was edgeless, your noun cut.
Truth to a point on the wobbling sphere.

Poem splits legs sits on lie.
Round-about repentant.
Taste buds all smoke and sweet cake.

Heart in verb travels.
This word blueberry vibes tender.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New

tracing the t in truth on my wrist
your finger
perpendicular
angular
hot
the very slight shifts in the tectonic plates of our bodies
earth
grounded like
the death of signifying
I’ll take off my skin and you hold half of yours over and against
let me have my cake and eat it too
exhale
a smoke ring dissipates
the thought
lend me your rose colored glasses
like watching the day in reverse
optimistic pessimism
weird
to see the shades glow blue at 6am is
highway hypnosis
speeding Judas
summer sand garb and spring fever fell
sifting through the corners of your mind and all those books you read and remember
tell me a new thing
I’m feeling that
lyricism
close
inhale on the ocean

hold

Untitled

tight
broken arms
bent on strangling
vines both coming from and going to the heart

move out to both ends from the middle
creep up
pinwheel
cross over

holds to itself
overlaps
unaware
divides
ungracious

alien around the blanched body
constricts
vessel holds veins
sepia tense to itself
to myself


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2904 - 1409

the Silver Maple Place
unbounded
crooked porch step
beta fish flushed down the drain
Blue Boy
bye baby
cry baby
army green grass
grapefruit juice in the back of the station wagon
arms elbow skinned knees
in the grecian windflowers
pansies
blinking hard
with black tears on their bright faces that never fall
velvet and honey
at the bottom of the culdesac
three
nap
wake wide eyes to goodbye
and hot biscuits
wagon roll away
laugh
ache
we were
are
expansive and
Enchanted

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Trollop

your trepidation
her repetition
earnest
Sisyphus won’t stop wasting
barrel rolling down the giraffe’s neck
making note of long eyelashes and
overripe low hanging fruit

tart
spots and spoils
the artichoke heart
boils green
her smile raw
his wry

primed faces pinched
pink nails and purple tongues
long and callous necks sticking out into
the bold Atlantic wind
indifferent