i joined the choir only to sing your ballad, nervous the chords tangled in my neck ironed themselves out over the years, i lost my right to an invitation. the same voice i speak now was strengthened by your name the pristine glass i swallowed is now wet with fog. the shards are flying up… Continue reading an invitation
imagine an announcement of your arrival and eight small feet running towards you, sticky hands and hair that smells like grass you went to check the mail, inhaling the familiar aroma of wet newspapers a fresh breath of summer, exhaling two clanks on the pot, dinner ready this moment. a moment that you worked towards… Continue reading (a moment in July, 1999)
you do not have to pick every flower you see or water dead roots, or tend to dead trees. breathe your own air, keep your lungs full don't let go of what you have for dead earth.
where can i abandon this heart a cup overflowing with salty foam and swimming veins i am running like a beggar through dark streets, tripping over words escaping through my feet. i am begging for someone to make an offer but i am screaming into a deaf night the stars turn their backs the moon… Continue reading Beggar
the legend of sisyphus: of his punishment. to push the boulder up the hill. his efforts turned futile at the hands of gravity, pushing him to the ground, two, one, zero. that's what they told us. his failure. i wonder what sisyphus saw at the top of that hill. i think he saw a flower… Continue reading sisyphus
how do you give in a world of stuffed men who prefer willful ignorance? in giving, in loving, in speaking, in understanding. i confess, i fail at reading the words on the caution tape i walk too far in, and forget to close my gate, i do not say no to the food clumped on… Continue reading vulnerability
sunflowers watch me in a distant dream. if i close my eyes, sometimes, this is all i see. growing in between temporary homes, violent abodes. but found with grace, you hand, lost in light, a golden sun, leaking through the leaves. lighting your veins, drenched in a youthful prime, the most golden sun shines on… Continue reading distant, dream