Night Swimmer

Night Swimmer

By now, I bet he’s dead. At least, I hope he’s dead. The man who seasoned my cups of tea with garlic and who left his paychecks at the piano– yeah, I hope he’s dead. I was getting sick of his knit white turtlenecks stained with what I hoped was ketchup and his little purple […]

Do you copy?

Do you copy?

Space, do you copy? Over.

You Remind Me

You Remind Me

You remind me of yourself at my age. A bouquet, a ring, all in your fate.

Unfocus

Unfocus

No matter how much glass is in front of my face, it’s all still so unfocused. I’m an unframed, unglassed pair of eyes walking around a bunch of blobs. How many leaves are on that tree? Who knows? But light, that’s the true wonder. Small orbs of light that float in front of my face, like […]

Back Covers

Back Covers

I see life in book endings. from sand beach weddings to dragon defeats, where not even fire can heat an emotion so hot as to have a clue about what it means. But in all honestly, I don’t believe in those book sales for new books. There are older ones, colder ones, sitting on the […]

Reach

Reach

I don’t usually question things. Usually. Because usually, I’m sitting at home. Alone. With my dishwasher screaming in one room and my washing machine thundering in the other. With the sunlight blinding me and my chair binding me, I have no reason to leave my computer screen for “the great outdoors”– what’s so great about […]

per se

per se

I don’t want you per se. Because each and every day you come back and talk about her. No, no, I don’t want you– I want the idea of you, and all your compassion. I’d like to fashion someone else out of the likes of you. Take your honesty and bravery, leave everything unsavory, and make a […]

Strange World

Strange World

It’s a strange world when darkness is merely the absence of light. With all this technology, the strangeness will not be sitting under man-made lighting, but rather sitting in actual darkness, the only natural light, unfiltered. And there will be streetlights on every street, road, and avenue in America. In Europe, in the entirety of […]

Colors

Colors

If you could hold a color say aquamarine, how heavy would it be? And for how much could you buy a tangerine? Because someone with your power must own their own family tower, right? But then let’s say you’re color blind, and everything you knew you had to leave behind. Now, be kind, do you […]

Paris

Paris

I left you outside Paris, just outside of pari dise, just outside of the grasp on the clasp of the city of light. There was nowhere for you to go, and I did not expect you to leave, not outside France, not without a chance that you might come back to me.

Starbucks

Starbucks

I  change my name every time I go to Starbucks, the letters constantly shifting in my head, my mind twists and is in constant flux: my imagination is a nation of the undead. The green stalks from the brown below push themselves through coffee tops, reaching for something in the undertow of last season’s dead […]

Tune In

Tune In

Because it’s no soap, radio a playbill for a music show with top hat and a plaid bow on Broadway two years ago. There’re two bears and a tiger, three ears and a liar, with no water in a forest fire, who were too young to retire. Snow in the Sahara desert, too-long short sleeve button up t-shirt, with not enough […]

Roll With It

Roll With It

But that’s the whole point of the game: to lose yourself, to choose yourself, to put your own self up on the shelf; to get lost in the game, to get found in its fame, to pick yourself a whole new name; to re-do it all, to let it all fall, to break down the […]

TGIF

TGIF

It doesn’t feel like Friday, my day: it feels more like lie day, cry day, can’t stop, won’t stop, but will try day; okay day, go outside and play day, find a church and pray day, “Be that as it may,” day, pay day; planning day, too cold for fanning day, too cloudy for tanning […]

Objection

Objection

“Objection,” Council whispered. “I beg your pardon?” “Objection,” he said louder, his chair sliding out from under him as he stood up. “Objection, your honor.” “Well, what is your objection, Council?” the Judge asked. “My objection? Well isn’t it obvious, your Honor?” the Prosecution asked. “Obviously not,” the Defense said, stepping away from the witness […]

Dearest

Dearest

Dearest Johnathan, I hope this letter finds you well. It seems as though all the letters I have sent previously had made no progress; but one must not let the angel fly far without wings. Noella’s success seems to be less because of her own intelligence and more because of her husband’s, but that is […]

Static

Static

I hear static in my voice, in my mind. I hear static every day, all the time, I hear static, when I’m trying not to panic when I’m trying not to stress it but someone tends to press it and then I just hear static. Outside and inside, I hear static, when there’s no where […]

It is

It is

It’s a strange thing, isn’t it, when the right things don’t fit, when the things you don’t understand become the things in highest demand. When you spend all day trying to figure out what all the fuss was about. Then it hits you. It’s probably love, isn’t it, that always seems to fit, that makes […]

READ THIS.

READ THIS.

If you’re reading this, you’ve been in a coma for the past twenty years. We don’t know what went wrong, but it’s worse than all our fears. The doctor messed up somewhere along the line, and now your life is simply running out of time. So even though everything you know right now is wrong, […]

Funeral Tissues

Funeral Tissues

It never occurred to me how many tissues are kept in a funeral home. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, always stocked and ready to be re-stocked when ever someones comes by. Funeral homes are so specific. What other place is so specific to one situation that everyone knows exactly what’s going on right when you […]