Paved Paradise

Outside my office window- a flat patch of land where a home once stood no shadow, fresh dirt, I cant remember it, exactly. Outside my office window- two police cars lights flashing, sirens off black tarp, solid form still body-shaped, but still. Outside my office window- a big semi truck from the deconstruction site that […]

To Go Nowhere

I climbed the mountain not to reach the top, but to cross over, marking each morning with a new little bracelet on my wrist, with colors of ascending frequency to note the mounting chakras, simulating an elevated state in the thinning air. I love me, I want to be me…. but not this way. This […]

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

Above the land, exposed and hard they’re aching just for touch. They chase a thousand beaded dreams but never have enough. When aching grows, it overflows- a sharp and biting cuss, Our eyes showed their reflection, so, they tried to bury us. Inverted dome, we made it home- a womb beneath the crust. We bore […]

New York Is

New York is a line at the airport taxi-stand, 50 people long, filled with strangers each going somewhere but incapable of considering the prospect of coordinating destinations with the somebodies around them. New York is a special machine for fixing traffic lights, making its way down 7th Ave. New York is two homeless people cuddling between a […]

how often to say

how often should you say “I love you”? once the words finally fall, like first heavy drops in the humid air of a brewing summer rain the release can be powerful, and the words may come down fast and often, and strong. But, eventually, a person becomes properly drenched, and even a flower can be watered too often. The words […]

Manhole

Here you are right at my feet you’re unassuming, solid, sweet. You fit so tight and so complete that I forget the void beneath. From where I stand I can’t quite seem to get a glimpse of underneath the better then, to paint you with- an easel to support my myth. You lay there still, but still […]