i can wax poetic about the curve of your smile
the moonshine of your skin the charcoal of your eyes
the bells of your laughter
the rumble of your moans
the sweetness of your movements the steel in your voice
but i would just be making up for what i dont understand
i dont really know what draws me to you
you just do
(i dont really…[Read more]
there you are, a vision,
difficult to remove.
(that i don’t
want to remove) like
smoke in a room,
rain in the cracks of a sidewalk,
imprints of lips and fingertips on dirty glasses.
inevitable as pollution in the city,
beauty in the city.
love tangled in blankets on the floor,
because something nearby was warmer.
undissolved s…[Read more]
when gabe came to get me,
i hadn’t showered for four days.
i was in pajamas, and in the middle of
a bowl of ramen that i made too watery.
(it was a cardiac arrest, they’ll find out later,
even though i was too young,
even though the only thing on tv at that moment
were reruns of spongebob.
i guess being unlucky ran in my…[Read more]
if we were bugs, one day
would not seem so short.
if we were turtles, a century
would not seem so long.
as it is, we’re only human,
able to be outlived by trees
and still able to find time
to complain about being bored.
(please find me, when i am
a bird or a coral or a star.
no matter how many days
the universe gives me,
god made earth and sky
to put distance between us and him.
if you ask me.
not content with that,
he made the ocean
to split us apart from each other.
(tiny moving islands living
on bigger immobile ones.
that’s the joke.
how are we faring, father?)
i cannot love you the deepest
(that which is reserved for the sea)
i cannot love you in a way
that will make you most free
(the birds will do a better job than me)
i cannot promise that i will love you the most
(i don’t know what the others in your life
are thinking, can only speak
for my own)
i cannot love you harder than a…[Read more]