Time Missing

by on Nov 25, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

I started disappearing when I was five The doctors called them events They were not Nothing is not something The hole in the wall = crickets/space I don’t know the leap to other My people said all the things ‘Looked everywhere’ ‘worried sick’ they held me a little too hard I found out...

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When the Gods Come Knocking

by on Nov 19, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

First: the tapping on the rain-washed glass as outside, autumn-crushed leaves dissolve into the green. Softened-grey the sky pulsates Divulging silent secrets searchingly sacred rain-tendrils trailing fingerless from the sky —and still the knocking comes. Second: his face against the...

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by on Nov 12, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

We keep her in the living room, the dust never seems to go away. Her eyes shut tight, a dead animal, a smile sleeping on her red, red lips. She has no knowledge of me, no cares, no thoughts about a daughter who watches her, waiting for the dawn, for midnight. We live in a doll’s house. I...

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Rolling Dice

by on Nov 5, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

Here’s what I think about deals with the devil. They’re always at night, on bridges, in the backroom of every house you have ever lived. The devil wears blue, black, red, shades of white. The devil arrives and Usually it’s midnight, though not always, when the words go from lips to ears,...

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Hello, Wild Things, and Good Luck

by on Oct 28, 2015 in Blog, Poetry | 0 comments

Yesterday my best friend said, Everything sucks, so she curled in on herself, long limbs, pierced septum, black hair, pierced navel, tiger tattoos, contoured makeup all melting and grinding together until the woman I knew was gone and in her place— a crab. I looked at my crab friend and...

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by on Oct 22, 2015 in Poetry | 1 comment

Despair is suffering without meaning. —Viktor Frankl As the man slit the bull open, black blood sputtered from its mouth. He raises hide, peers within, and removes stomach and heart. He laughs and hauls a naked woman out from the barn, her wrists and ankles bound with duct tape. She is...

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