#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering ...

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#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering …

I am wondering, now, in these moments that feel like days, now, in this petite minute that matters    so        much when I will stop being so sad. Wondering when light will look different more dull than blinding, less frightening, slightly, tame.   Wondering when my heart will heal. When it will [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

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#PiecesofPoetry: Vice

What use are reigns when loving? What need be held tight but you and I in paused-breath embrace, Mouths and hearts touching? What need be held back but inhibitions- Impediments to the opening up of one heart to another, Artificial separations of pieces of people longing to be intertwined? What need remain fixed but the [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: Wonder Woman

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#PiecesofPoetry: Wonder Woman

for y.k.   I see you holding your heart like cracked pebbles clenched.        Tightly. 5 salt sweaty fingers gone white from pressure. I see you stepped just past your breaking point. I see.        You’ve been bruised. Appear purple in full moonlight             skin tender [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: The Main Attraction | @KingsofLeon “Use Somebody”

I woke to check for you 7 times during my forced sleeping. I felt out for you in the grey blue dark of a room all bed and no loving. You weren’t here. I knew that even when dreaming of the same. I’ve decided I know my role but can’t play it well. I’ve never [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: What Time Have We for Tears / #Griffin House “Better than Love”

Maybe something will come of this … putting no pressure on it.  What time have we for fears? We’ve got no moments to give away to signals of what we already know. Life is hard. Loving harder. Loving wholly all our lives= harder still. and just so you lovelies can know where my head is [...]

For @OccupyOakland: A Response to A Premature Dismantling

A Poem for Oakland (to y.k.)   “I’m very pleased with how things went,” Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said after the raid.   I know you. Your state. Your status. I see you something like Israel like Sudan. Something like Somalia like Greece like gross like Tehran like terrified. I feel the lightning [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: What’s Rihanna Got to Do with God?

I would bow down, I would place knees, hands, forehead, tears to floor as dirty as I’ve done you. I would lie, soft skin of back on roughly traveled tracks, across dirt ditch, on bed of nails more than nine inches, soul wide open so you can see prayers spilling sorrow begging, “Forgive me, lover, [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: “With Your Mouth”

please touch me with your mouth your hands your whole take hold of me catch me in this space i give up to no one i need to know you’re listening — yesterday i told you i loved you didn’t leave you a chanel-scented sticky between your ham sandwich and yogurt it isn’t tucked away [...]

Pieces of #Poetry: #6547

Love is not a thing you grow in to not an itchy Christmas sweater you’re “almost ready for” according to grandma.   It’s not 3 sizes too big but just right with a couple inches pulled in on the side. This is not a decision- “full length or middrift?” Love enters exactly as it will [...]

Pieces of #Poetry: Open Letter

how do you tell “two hearts torn” when the first thing to fail will always be words? i’ve no syntax or sentence for “you.” no distinct diction stabbing blades in my back. i’ve no “full sky burst wide worlds.”   …. can you hear this? i can’t make love. …. i was sand blown steel [...]