30 September 2008

lost and found

faubourg marigny, new orleans, la

sometimes i cry / thinking of sitting in your dusty bar in st germain / listening to me and bobby mcgee / drinking champagne with your friends / you would lean over the bar/ to kiss me / and i would say 'play that song again, cheri....' /

is that better
brunch in
the marigny
the best girls i know?

i think not, cheri....

26 September 2008

aller retour

i stamped my passport
on the border of

my own little world

must go back
to civilization
-- out of chai
and my hair hasn't been washed
in four days

will she survive the reverse culture shock?

24 September 2008

indian summer

i will
toss and turn
all night
in these
cotton sheets


every summer
is an

indian summer

in new orleans.

take it in,
and let it out.

14 September 2008

it doesn't have to be hard

the tightrope is only two feet from the ground

just step to the side,
its ok.

10 September 2008

unpacking means old journal entries

April 8, 2003

And so one day I woke up and I was twenty years old, about to move out of the dorms and into my first apartment amidst boxes of schoolbooks and scrapbooks and journals now nearly a decade old or more. And one day I woke up in the arms of a boy and it was true blue love and thought "How did I get here? When did I get here?" because the waiting is supposed to be over and it seems as though it has just begun.
One day I woke up and I had credit card debt and birth control and essays about french existentialists. And my mom needed me.
One day I woke up and was drinking wine and coffee because I liked it and not because I was trying to look older. I was reading CNN and waiting to hear if my old friend was still alive in Kuwait. I was planning trips to London.
And one day I woke up and I was twenty and I asked myself "Is this where you wanted to be? Is this you? and I disregarded the increasing pounds and the diminishing funds and said
"I am where I always wanted to be."
And all of a sudden twenty seemed so young.

ed note:
twenty is so young. to be a baby again...

09 September 2008

un-vacuation// hurrication

(acworth, ga)

gust of inter
of paris rehabilitation

underneath the florescent lights we all glow
the humidity is awe-inspiring
focus is at an all time low

i would blow into gulf waters too

afternoon bike ride in audobon park and i swear the spanish moss almost reached out and grabbed me