Friday, April 27, 2018

Day 27. For you, we grew tusks


You were the first.
For you, we grew tusks.
Our eyes widened for watching.

For you, we learned
To make castles from dust.
We learned upside down, akimbo.

We saw lions
In ornamental grasses.
We circled you, walking sideways.

We slowed for you
While you sped
Your own circles of bright clouds,

Our orbits intersecting
For now, until the thrumming
Of your life shudders you free.







Thursday, April 26, 2018

Day 26: I own the names I'm given

Mommy.
Baby.
Darling.
Cunt.
Mrs.
Faggot.
Boss lady.
Bitch.
Badass.
Mami.

Day 25: Cheaha


Early birds flicker in
the prism green of morning

loosing droplets thok
upon the roof.

Our domed world fills with
breath, damp and heavy.