A Response

What is the capacity of a feeling?The downfall of ego,strength definedpotential insanity,resilience.Enlightenment,feardeath. A heavy wash,pain scented detergenthyperbole softener A screamA moanA whimper. Artwork- Homeshake “Helium” album cover

Bloody oranges

Pierce the fruit, ripe and supple. Blood dripping down your chin fingers and skin. Peel perfume; Citrus zest. the orange wears red lips and whiskey breath. Good with lemon and lime, likes seltzer too. Orange cream-sickle too good to be true. Take a bite, she’s juicy. Grapefruit’s cousin You may not like her, but that’s…

Invisible ink

Bounce on this lap like you in a bouncy house. Back it up on me I wanna watch you dance. Can I pull on the pony, just a little? Bend you over, write a check, split you down the middle? 9mm bulging through my pants Feel your pretty nails up on it. I don’t need…

Dirt Pudding

Pigmented scents of leather flowers fly by fauna from afar Brownie soil and velvet violets draft a woodland memoir. Doe deer dance with leaping locusts, Moss proposes to the twine, Swooning loons sing sultry serenade Moonlight drips onto shoreline A sour sun once shriveled raisins as it grew drunk from cypress sap. Now Dionysus holds the…

At the beach, sitting in the sand, talking to myself.

Salt water encased in glossy eyes. begging for blue drowning in air. everything before me flies yet I don’t really seem to care. Apathy flood, peace in disguise forbidden waters I have entered The stillness is a mimicked birth And I surrender at its center. Weightless I am cradled by ocean arms, a dissolving human…

Try

Succumb to this mediocrity of unseasoned pleasure. Get the windows undressed, sip on a cup of caffeinated treasure. Reply to stale emails take a swim in chlorine. grab a post-workout beer force yourself to get clean. take a hot shower; call up your boss puff on some flower. Touch on yourself, Feel up the typewriter…

Classy

She’s a pervert,real wet and sickkeeps it classy;but hell with the shadeBitch puts the ass in sassy. Leather hugs her titsRed stains the lips,Chains ice her wristsGlock grips the hips All-dark aestheticblack knee-high bootswhip on both thighsstuntin’ looks. Ready for the fixshe’s looking to playall the games in the bookonly, done her way. She’ll give…

Wishing Well

It hurts, sometimes to reminisce on memories of happiness. But this I say, and it be true I’ve always been in love with you. I am not sad, I will not cry, because I know that I did try to make you laugh to keep you warm and be your calm, after a storm. I…

C^2 Breakfast

It’s snowing in Chicago right now We’re nearly in May Woke up at 11 on a Saturday Reached for the bowl, Steam my daily greens Forgot that I’m sick, Doc said to find other means. “But I have needs, I have to write.” “Now, now, everything’s gonna be just alright” For the better I suppose…

Suddenly, I am.

Within my dreams I am a field of soil A gentle rain The timid sun. Once sweet slumber arrives To caress my mind I am everything, and yet I am no one. Within my dreams A flower blooms inside of me. I give it only what I can the gift of life the birth of…

Ballad for B

My dearest friend, The time has come for me to say, that I am no longer in dismay. But in the nights of endless blue, your face I still see, my thoughts are still you. Aside all quarrel, clash and tire, Inside my heart remains a fire. So infinite, this candle burns for you. Through…

Purpose

meaning, definition, utility, function, I don’t get it What’s to understand? The celery and marshmallow of words. zero, nothing, something. Riddle me this, If I ceased to exist, would that alter universal operations and the physics of matter, if that even matters. Would my void feed the insatiability of every black hole, of each burning…