Apr 3, 2014
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the shape of
a cat dying
in the gutter
its eyes huge
& i was glad
it wasn’t snowing

april 2014

Mar 30, 2014
0 notes


i remember dorm shades drawn tight
against an angsty three-pm sun
& a depression felt since childhood
how strange to grow older & find
former selves in the soupy brown light
of a lonesome afternoon
nearly a decade later

it’s not that the depth of feeling changes
it’s that the context is different

i’m sorry for the emails
i’m sorry for not being beautiful

i wish you could see me now
& the carelessness with which i dismiss love
childish & selfless & liberating

Feb 12, 2014
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days dark
as february
[they open & shut so


exacting fortitude
from molten dawns
as capillaries swell & fade

& swell & fade
swell & fade
as tides [& dawn
& menses
just remain


feb 2014

Jan 2, 2014
2 notes
jan  2 2014

jan  2 2014

Dec 5, 2013
1 note

bowls of soup & suicide pacts

Nov 10, 2013
4 notes

the angle at which certain turns of phrase
hit his eardrums
and ignite his lovely mind.

i am not comforted by forgetting
or by beginning

feb 2012

Nov 2, 2013
1 note

california poppies

remember those times
before the dark
& after it
when we were old
(& how
the orange blooms
would snap shut
as the sun went

how nice it was
how black & white
to be a collection
of synapses
upon a dirty

nov 2013

Oct 25, 2013
3 notes


no one ever told you
your old best friend
was schizophrenic
as they watched
each other play
video games
to the sound of
ancient electronic
egyptian music
or some approximation
of it

Sep 16, 2013
7 notes


somebody fill this white space
somebody anchor my white noise
chalk bones & ivory & agate
all strong & fading & smuggled
the body is contraband
she shimmers
    (o how i wish
    to shimmer like that)
pale & drunk like a mermaid
on the blood of sailors

september 2013

Sep 1, 2013
2 notes
mummified katydid found beneath my bed with a quarter for reference

mummified katydid found beneath my bed with a quarter for reference

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