Bones splintered in the hall where wallpaper peeled she was a corpse in the boards beneath. potatoes boiled in the kitchen steam gathered above the sink -a mask on the window, cracked against cold mirror of the bends in her spine. she settled like dust on the glass a puzzle watching over the yard. at…Read more »
The way Earth moves here an easy roll of jagged rock across a film reel and endless gray, or lush green or blue—my favorite blue and the nights are thicker without you here heat from my own breath my own sweat my own pulse in my ears a rhythmic syncopation with the cicadas and the…Read more »
You were loud as the moon words echoing through half-light -a gaping chasm of nearly pitch black. Your laugh struck me like leaves in autumn, auburn stains, pristine pointed edges for weeks, until you could melt into the earth, washed away with old papers or a memory or a bit of rain. Silver-skinned and long…Read more »
The warm season incites a madness in warm bodies chins upturned toward sky, goading rain or something sweeter dry tongues flick arid air empty of everything but talk of the weather or how the earth can’t possibly be round the street – akin to sweat – waves as beings pass, cross thresholds to escape heat…Read more »
Have you ever met a woman like hickory? Slender hands touch the sun and she can’t think of earthly things. She can sway without lifting root bear the sky without shrugging standing somber among the felled she can stare – cold – browned autumn eyes fall, jarring the boldest men quaking the stillest earth.
I blame my troubles on the sea the only one great enough to rip me apart or mighty enough to tumble me up in a riptide rock me in arms beneath waves then tear my limbs casting me to the edges of the earth
A colony embarks beneath a temple of pine and builds a home beside my right hand balanced carelessly atop root. Cones of light splay over our sanctuary, listening in on sacred lessons stealing away with our secrets hiding them between layers of sky. I am one and they are one thousand, showing me the might…Read more »