Category Archives: minerals.

piercing.

the shrill sound
of dexterity and
homecoming
malfeasance.

i tell him
my brain,
and he is
not perturbed.
i tell him
my secrets,
and he only
draws me closer.
i tell him
[and he],
and he
wants more.

the tiny metal
stretching skin
and collecting
deoxyribonucleic acid.

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solid.

the website wouldn’t load,
and for a dark, solid moment,
i thought you were gone forever.
was that it?
was that the final goodbye?
for [always].
the deep pain
that never leaves,
wrestled and groaned;
suffocating my heart
in the black, heavy tar.
until.

i didn’t hit refresh.
but there you were.
panic subsided, frenetic
searching yielding
the normal result.
but in the end,
did we both know?
you will never
leave my heart.
i hope i’m
still safe in yours.


cut.

how to cut;
i am like
a canvas tote;
you reuse me
again and again,
only i cant
keep being
recycled.

how to cut;
on christmas day
it always hurts more;
but deja vu
isn’t painful,
just familiar
and a small,
tightened chest.

how to cut;
it pulls
and pushes
and tears
at my skin;
but then:
discarded and
left to rot.


linger.

sometimes
do you
forget,
the words
that relieve
your restlessness;
the places
that calm
your soul;
the warmth
you unknowingly
crave?

sometimes
do you
overlook,
the bliss
of a bath
filled with treasure;
the smell
of wind
in the earliest morning;
the comfort
of cool, dark
silence and solitude?


creation.

stumbling over aberration.
faux and  belittling consternation.
keeping up with a fast food nation.
watching the softly dying population.
stop pretending bipartisan cooperation.
a lack of war but not carbonation.
situation normal, flailing aggregation.
watch it grow, helpless coagulation.
pizza pies and super-size suffocation.
call me nothing, believe the mass allegation.

mini skirts and shameless degradation.
betrayal of family and body emancipation.
cease the joke of worldwide facilitation.
stay high, stay tripping on hallucination.
encourage and crucify immigration.
why now? they will force your ovulation.
over-simplified and over-regulation.
i see the acid rain. i wait for saturation.
call batman, call banana man; await transformation.
there is nothing – no god – guiding this constellation.


acceptance.

did she know
what she did?
did she know
what it meant?
she ran into it,
and you told
me to flee.

i can no longer
say, you’ll never
leave me.
i am no longer
assured, you’ll keep
a place in your heart
for me.

did she know
what she did?
did she know
what it meant?
she ran into it,
and you told
me to flee.

you said it
so i couldn’t
miss you.
you forced me
and i fell
where your arms
used to be.


iron.

it still breaks
my heart;
it still defeats
my soul;
it still feeds
my pain;
i see the grass
and your shoes.
but you are
always facing
the wrong way.
my lessons
take
a while;
but i have
stamina.
and i have
the dark.
and i have
sleep.


selfless.

i watched him go;
but, before that;
i cleaned him,
i fed and
encouraged
and held
him.

but none of it
felt like work;
in fact
i wondered more
than once –
was i
selfish?

where is the line
between selfish
and just
god damn living
life
the way
you want to?


zinc.

everybody
is looking
for it;
they talk
about it,
yearn
for it;
waiting
desperately.

and some
find
satisfaction;
not in truth
not in fallacy,
but in
a mystical
world of
fairies and trolls.

others
are content
to labour
on;
blind yet
comfortable;
still seeking
but only
sunshine.


sodium.

he was
tired;
like his
eyelids had
been
stretched;
long and
wide;
so the skin
now hung
loose and
wrinkled;
he clipped
them to his
eyebrows,
with clothes
pegs.

he was
tired;
like he
dreamt all
night;
of pursuit
and prison;
he wrestled
with demons
shaped as
blankets;
a tireless
reverie
that his foot
was smaller
than his
hand.