willow bough

19 Oct

it starts as a scratching

a small wildness

in the bottom of you

it moves onto a tapping

insistent

woodpecker on your window sill

you think if you crawl further

under your own tree fort of hair

you can ignore the swelling

the waves crashing

petulant

tides

rocking your boat of a body

off shore

but when the tsunami comes

for your stubborn heart

you will finally

know

this is it

 

 

from the bonfire

18 Oct

we collect words
under our tongue

sharpest bull thistle

sighs
we stuff love
in our teeth
hollow spaces
make for calcium
rich
nests
you said
while tearing out a molar gift
with pliers
we make an english maze
of morning thoughts
run wildly
down corridors
in fits of fever
tumbleweed headed
aloe sticky fingers
the sun slinking
like an alley cat
on our horizon

from the north

17 Oct

i decided to keep count

all of the dreams

you had

while we were

in space

even though

you

being you

could not stop

lacing straight

lines of string

between our

shared constellations

even though i

stroked your sleeping brow

with one hand

while

snipping all of your

meticulous webbing

into floating

string

dandelion pods

you would wake up

collect your bits

of serious

crying out from the

ceiling of our

vessel

we belong on earth

where everything makes sense

where you and me

are at our very best

i would say

one hand on the

hatch door

have you ever dared

to cradle the sun in your

hands

ever renamed

the stars at their

very last gasp

swallowed the darkness

between planets

well perhaps 

earth is not

the only

chakra

from the diamond mine

17 Oct

when i asked you if you had ever
danced barefoot
howling into the darkness
of a southern thunderstorm
you demurred as you do
deflecting the very thought of
my rain soaked body
understanding only
the animal desire
to hunt in the most
dangerous times
mouth filled with angels
fists grasping
how love is created
instead of responding
you did that little thing
(your gift)
to know many faces
or maybe they are
jesters caps
or maybe a test
to see if i am
the kind of smart
that makes you
less animal
less tick tock clock
and more
a perfect
shadow

Protected: a life for a life

15 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: from the walnut grove

15 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: mostly gigantic

13 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: far away storm

12 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: the things you don’t see

10 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: brightest eyes

8 Oct

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: