April 28, 2011

Come Again Soon

There was a summer
when we listened to only Van Morrison

when we picked strawberries on the farm
forty-five minutes to the south
when the metal sweetness of blood and berries filled my mouth.

April 26, 2011

"Variation On A Theme" Etc

This poem is formatted based on "since feeling is first" by e.e. cummings.
so, folks...its not exactly all original. you know.

since love's a three pedaled piano
who minds or notices that one note plays muted
softer than the others
velvety and slow

slow to be a youth
when time is a crooked smile

my chin tips
and pride is far better than humility
than naivety
darling i pray to every breath-blown dandelion don't leave
--the tender fear of my limbs is more than
the practiced art of your hands which play

loud and echoed: then
crane your neck, let me kiss your adam's apple
for love's not a pedal to be pushed

and ambition is a feel-good excuse.

April 25, 2011


The day has rusted
with immobility
and anger.

April 22, 2011

Pulling Minimum Wage

"Take me off your mailing list for kids who think it still exists."

April 18, 2011


(via The Sartorialist). 
The loneliness ached like a sore thumb
shut in the passenger door of a midnight Dunkin Donuts parking lot
in a college town
on the long drive
(the speakers soft and filled with strangled static)
you crinkled up and cried all the way home
while your father talked on the phone.

April 11, 2011

"Take It Easy (Love Nothing)"

"Now I do as I please and I lie through my teeth
Someone might get hurt, but it won't be me
I should probably feel cheap but I just feel free
And a little bit empty
No, it isn't so hard to get close to me
There will be no arguments
we will always agree
And I will try to be kind when I ask you to leave
We'll both take it easy
But if you stay too long inside my memory
I will trap you in a song tied to a melody
and I will keep you there so you can't bother me."

-Conor Oberst

April 7, 2011

For Comfort

Jordanna Laman; thank you for this photograph.


I choked out that it wasn't necessarily a tipping point
but even as I said that,
I felt myself tip.

April 6, 2011


"In the scheme of things. You are who you are, right now."

April 4, 2011


You asked me to smile once,
so that my dimples would show.
When I did,
you kissed each one
Sweet and Slow.

April 1, 2011


Yeah, it's probably a good thing I'm not going to Prom after all.
Sam Weir and I have way too much in common when it comes to dance moves.