when someone who isn't obligated to care for you says about your evening runs — be careful out there, make sure you look for cars taking right turns and views blocked by hedges — you keep an eye out for blind spots & california stops & you write a little poem in your head on … Continue reading keen
we shaved our heads and not our legs, because you wouldn’t believe we didn’t want you any other way – we made ourselves more of ourselves; we refused to primp in a style that was done for you to begin with; this way you could hate us right off the bat, instead of waiting until … Continue reading one answer to your question, man
you are at the mouth of the very beginning of all that is green or brown rooted or traveling dusted with fragments of life scattered and lost a mother yells at her kids to come inside for dinner but the sounds are lost on the wind broken up into letters writing words along the prairie … Continue reading standing in the wind on the prairie
for nancy on her birthday bones like roads, the maps of us; notched by the places we have stood, where knees have knocked, trembled, given out kneeled in prayer, risen up; when in the end, the kneeling doesn't always match the ringing in your chest, when you stand your ground, when the wind around you … Continue reading twice her share
i know you’re not a lesbian anymore, but does your boyfriend know he looks like me?
she said lay down with me in the weeds and kiss me later, we stood under a starry sky summer, finally staying the night somewhere someone launched pink fire over our heads while my hand found its way toward another kind of fireworks she sighed in my ear a sound in dreams that wakes me … Continue reading state park
she told me that work isn’t supposed to make you happy when i said that seemed wrong she said it didn’t mean that work couldn’t make you happy it just wasn’t part of the job description
an earlier version of this story misspelled the book of genies. it has been corrected for the first time here. and god was granted 7 wishes for 7 days came light and land and food and hands opposable then a final wish to rest and on the 8th day god cried i said power OVARIES … Continue reading erratum