May 26, 2010

Tire Swing Romance

A solitary freckle on his nose
becomes the focal point of face

Marshmallow kisses that melt
sticky in the sun

That thawing of limbs
intertwining of tawny branches

A palpatation
a frantic need, a slow

Michael, rubber kisses, and a two month withdrawl.

May 20, 2010


When you smiled all your teeth fell out into my palm.

I tucked 28 under your pillow. Good for a small fairy fortune.

Kept the 4 full of wisdom.

Sewed them into my cheeks, stole your judgement.

Later, watched you fall in love with me.

May 16, 2010

Gertrude Stein, "Tender Buttons"

Challenging, mindblowing poetry.

These are 2 of my favorite lines taken from the collection "Tender Buttons"

"A light white, a disgrace, an ink spot, a rosy charm"
-A Petticoat

"A star glide, a single frantic sullenness, a single financial grass greediness."
-A Waist

May 8, 2010


There are blisters on my feet from walking away.

The summer lasted 40 days and 40 nights
Then it rained.

Whenever he approaches I quiver
Like the pink velvet of a rabbit's nose.

Run away from everything
Guns especially.

Smoke too.

Rain puts out fire
Never smoke.

Steam is good.

Harmless and vaporizing
Vicks, Irons, and Showers.

I call this innocence.