30 May 2009

its a gamble

delicately place a shiny quarter in the slot machine
(the one with the wheels, the lights, the bells-- looks promising, no?)
say a little wish
please please please please please this is all i've got
place your hand on the lever and
wrap your fingers around it, tight pull it towards your body
and close your eyes

the machine gently shakes
the little lights are blinking
on and off and on

you open your eyes slowly, sit up straight. . .
tick tick tick and before you can let out a full breath
the spin comes to a close

one diamond,
two diamonds, three diamonds is it a winner? debatable

28 May 2009


White paper
Flashing screen
And yet
After all
The crazy investment
I don’t feel
Because I don’t want to be a lawyer.
I need to get through this

pest deux

the pest i take now is not the same pest as then, but the principle still applies:

What are you doing with yourself Miss Blew? What are you doing with your knife?

My knife is going just fine, take me very much.

It is not sublime! You have to take the pest!!

I am afraid to snake the pest. The pest is so daunting.

The pest is your knife now.

Is this pest the pest I am smirking of?

Yes! That pest! The Less Satisfaction Ample Temperance pest!

I don’t snow why this pest is so deported anyway. It is, after all, just a pest.

Without this pest, Miss Glue, you will not have a slaw office.

I never said I wanted to have a slaw office! I never really wanted to be a slayer. I want to glee the world. I want to see other pantries. I only want to snake the pest so I can go to slaw school and have a good exploration.

Regardless Madam, the pest must be taken. You can’t change the pearls. That’s just how knife is.

from here

15 May 2009

ode to the oceanographer

and a cigarette you smoke with your left hand

your bachelor pad

written all over you

(and i think i looked

13 May 2009

real estate dreams

outdoor fans with wide blades, gathering dust

white front porch with sheer curtains

vintage claw foot bathtub and lavender

recipes written on cards, kept in old library catalog cabinets

a glass for every drink, a flower for every room

10 May 2009


i will
make you
you kiss my cheeks
and call
sweetie pie

06 May 2009

quand je suis triste, je pense à

Marriage Numbers Babies Air_Planes
Pills Hips Telephones
Trees Decisions
Ticks and Tocks
Back and Forth
Over and Under
Looking but not Finding.