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Chinese GarterLet us weave once more
the trap we used to set
for ourselves long ago:
taut garter skein,
stretched and bound again
by unsure fingers.
Let our legs remember
that familiar stance;
a crouch to gather courage,
and the dash,
and then careless leap:
Over yawning years,
over bruised knees and hearts
and the uncertainty of falling.
Let us hope
that upon shaking-off
of a succesful landing,
we find ourselves
caught in the blurry warmth
of things -
though frayed and yellowed,
are still somehow
One-Way CafeI have given up those cafe haunts, conspiring with my cigarettes for the best way to present to you the plans and diagrams of Our Happliy Ever After Life. Harbored hopes diminished to troughs as each conniver was reduced to cylindrical ash. Those months spent playing out each scene: I, waiting in nonchalant subterfuge as you enter the door, our eyes averted, even as you compose yourself in the opposite seat. You, removing those big sunglasses, which for some reason makes your face all the more delicate. I, sipping coffee slowly, eyes adjusting from focusing on blank space for some time, before looking at yours. You, laying a big brown envelope on the table as you press your hand on mine, brows furrowed, eyes so full of disguised meaning. Everything ending with meaningful stares, empty seats, half-finished caffeine concoctions in used paper cups, and smoke trailing from a 1950s convertible Jaguar (it all fits so perfectly!) with a happy couple eventually disappearing into the horizon -
Post-WarThe setting dusk in
dust motes settling,
the morrow's marrow
bled and harrowed,
taut and taught
of a rabble
in sighless rubble,
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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