when you finally left, my hot swollen feet stopped walking merciless circles through those old night highways, horizonless but for the dawning notion that sparkling up, somewhere – a gentle tide of relief a graceful pool untouched by the oxygen of regret; whispers of stagnation not yet breathing it all in; for now, a ravine … Continue reading decommissioned roads
you can’t shell-shock me; i was born partly shrapnel, mostly flame: melting jagged edges into gay wedding bands & trophies gone missing from paychecks; swimsuit issues & other broken reward systems – women minting the bad breath of inequality, one goal, one explosion, at a time.
a steady flow of water over centuries can cut a canyon through rock so hard dynamite has to pair itself up with its own voice over & over to yell through the mountain a place that will offer a path as well as a way; from water, a persistent truth that strength whispers as well … Continue reading for papa on his 70th birthday
was i just number to you? sweetheart, don't be silly; i would never count you.
my heart's shoelaces wouldn't stay tied; please forgive me for tripping. that falling of yours was: completely unintended. i took those canvas sneakers to the dump.
she was hungry for commitment, but had a mouthful of damage. she couldn't chew on diamonds and keep that pretty smile.
white he massacred 9 people they took him alive they gave him a bullet-proof vest they call him fresh-faced black he sold cigarettes he owed child support he was an 'animal' he was a kid they choked him to death they shot him in the back they shot him all over they shot him on … Continue reading america
fair & equal treatment under the law is a phrase that should terrify white people. lucky for them, it isn't true.
the confederate flag flies high in south carolina after a terrorist murdered 9 black people because they were black, people. the confederate flag flies high in south carolina after a terrorist murdered 9 black people because they were black, people. the confederate flag flies high in south carolina after a terrorist murdered 9 black people … Continue reading i am at half-mast
more cookies less operation freedoms less religion more 5-card stud more beauty less airbrush less hatred more pop tarts more cartoons less teeth whitening less mondaytuesdaywednesdaythursday more friday night more nightcaps less plastic surgery less me more world more slip 'n slides less ammo shacks less gender more drawstring waistbands more ping pong less bullying … Continue reading more & less