The stranger said, “My name is Ken.
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What can I ask the god of the universe for, for you?”
I said, “I need my husband to land a job
that pays more bills while preserving his health.”
Ken said, “You don’t understand your plight
as a woman in our sexist world-
When the sun dried up the moss, and the sea washed over it,
a thick, pale, green milk pooled into your eyes,
and your olive, tan skin glows, and your wispy hair shines,
and you’re too pretty to be any older than a child,
but you didn’t stay a child long anyways, did you?
And when you grow up fast, do you grow much at all?
You are a cowering six feet tall!
But you’re too bold to remain so shy,Read More »
I grab my corpse by her hair and yank
her onto her feet, slam her into a tree,
‘til the bark cuts her back so she’s hanging thereRead More »
When my black butterflies come
with their razor wings that make me bleed,
and they darken the horizon as far as eye can see,
(And the black butterflies come,
with their razor wings that scratch and screech
on the chalkboard of my heart, to start to suck the nectar out…)Read More »
I wondered what calm was, so guessed at what was calm.
I investigated- sunrise, sunset?
But such vivacity should not surprise me from a ball of fire.
This dawn is more alive than the people of this city.
It is raring for a fight, while empty souls hold zombie eyes.
This is where the war takes place.
It wants to wake them up.Read More »
Someone, stop it!
The thing I would end if I could but I can’t
because I am not in control. God,
help us. Why do you let this be?
For I have heard the roar of an inhale exhale human distress
twice. I have held despair that can’t get up
off my lap, have seen anguish,
and I do not have I can I should
not, not. I, why-Read More »
I thought it was a picture,
and I wanted to turn it into a song,
so I kept trying to look and gaze it in,Read More »
Oh, formless Father,
what is it like to receive
the kisses I give?Read More »
Brianna, soon to be a bride,
calls me, tells me she thinks she
and Tanner should elope.
Soon after, at the bridal shower,
I read in a game, a list of quotes of Guess: The Bride Or Groom Said Which,
a line saying- We should elope.
…Everybody got the right answer.
I guess I’m not the only one
who heard that sort of talk.Read More »
“All to himself, the high king had you.
He gloried in this so much that he
would give it up to glory in it more,
and only enough for him
to glory in it more-…”
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