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witnessed

we all witnessed the dragging out of the soul.
it was suddenly pulled out of a wilted body.
with a violence that is quiet and shocking.
i expected a rip,
but instead the gasps
as we all realized.
they looked just like us.

» Posted By Kairn On 03.05.2014 @ 9:24 pm

juvenile

they left him behind
and threw out his books.
he was juvenile
for wanting to eat.
she was juvenile for asking for help.
you pull yourself up by the bootstraps.
not by chewing on shoestrings.
we string them along,
behind all the rest.
they age in lines.

» Posted By Kairn On 03.03.2014 @ 6:31 pm

puppy

yes puppies.
no people.
let’s kill them all,
she said.
i said,
better not.
there will always be disagreements in this friendship.
an old dog looks at Odysseus with no remorse.

» Posted By Kairn On 03.01.2014 @ 10:25 pm

occupancy

here is someone
sitting
i draw closer
and realize that there
are no words
which fill the gaps
between her eyes and mine.
the gazes fall crumpled
and unsent.
i’m running out of postage.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.26.2014 @ 7:47 pm

revved

down the dumps
up the high
we revved
and revved
and didn’t do shit
but sit in our bull and smoke.
the engine burnt under the sun and under the hoods.
we died inside.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.24.2014 @ 5:42 pm

belated

let’s pick up the pen
and start this dance once again.
the beads slide hesitantly along the string.
i push against the paper.
it cuts me.
i push on.
because it is worth it, friend.
it is worth seeing your face in my mind
every day.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.22.2014 @ 10:01 pm

pruned

down to the stem.
every rose
that once smiled
no longer reminded me that the sun
will be back.
i could not find the moon tonight.
i am not sure that spring will return.
nothing is certain anymore.
the gardeners carry on, unmoved.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.21.2014 @ 10:34 pm

compensate

let’s not get crazy, she said.
they laughed and wouldn’t stop.
they spun in circles and broke the physics
of normal joints and aging.

let’s go off to the moon.
let’s compensate later.
you leave them to their
empty laughter and lazy circles.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.20.2014 @ 9:51 pm

offset

they were rather offset today.
a little heavy on the edge
and light in the heart.
i heard their breaths flutter out
and skitter across the ice.
we swept them off with bouquets
and love,
but the lines were already cut too deep.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.14.2014 @ 10:05 pm

disappear

he disappeared into the shadows,
leaving them to be consumed in the light.
walking amongst the shadows,
they schemed together.
and the world ignored them,
as fish ignore water.
sometimes i wonder if the sunflower knows
what it turns its head to face

» Posted By Kairn On 02.12.2014 @ 9:50 pm

spiral

through the water
through the brain
infect.

spiral through the lanes of ballerina tutus
discarded leaves blow in from the street
and crunch under our toes like applause.

keep spinning, don’t stop
keep spinning. and we’ll clap

» Posted By Kairn On 02.11.2014 @ 1:56 pm

confide

in the bark of a tree,
let it’s roughness sooth
the roughness in your heart.
i smell the pine needles and imagine
them piercing the rising balloon
of my rage.
come down,
slide down these boughs,
and hit the ground a lighter person.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.09.2014 @ 10:24 pm

third

we sat on the third planet
and stared at the eyes in the sky.
a fluid strip of cloud aligned perfectly
and we imagined the worlds sliding down to meet us.
we could float here forever,
if our bodies would allow it.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.07.2014 @ 11:52 pm

orphans

there’s orphans
and widows
and spinsters
and widowers
and spiders
and spiders that eat their husbands.
there’s matricide,
patricide,
infanticide.
there’s not a name for parents who have lost their children
there’s no name.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.06.2014 @ 8:09 pm

starlit

like a set of neon lights
saying that yes, 24/7
we’re open!
the universe remains cold and
full of stars.
i look at the gaudy frenzy
in the sky
and wish i could drink some of it.
a shot of galaxy.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.05.2014 @ 8:40 pm

cinema

the landscape was painted
and the script was printed
and the actors were all ambiguous
i wasn’t sure whether the light was supposed to shine
on her
or him
or them.
or maybe we’d go for a nice panoramic.
i always thought movies about people
were a little artificial.
who would watch this shit?

» Posted By Kairn On 02.04.2014 @ 7:50 pm

unkempt

they rolled down the hills
and unfurled their unkempt hearts
to see what was left sticking there.
sometimes a scrap of happiness,
sometimes a small sharp pain.
the bermuda sometimes punctured our shirts
and we looked like the depraved
when really we were the opposite.

» Posted By Kairn On 02.03.2014 @ 6:01 pm

televised

they televised the event.
and my vision went blank,
to die with the pixels
surrounding a soulless eye.
I stared into the blackness
and realized that void is made out of something else altogether.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.31.2014 @ 10:29 pm

struggle

to press the correct buttons
is it 911 or 119?
the person that answers seems to know
more about what’s going on than me.
i babble around, waving my arms
conversationally.
How’s the weather there?
Here there’s plenty of blood on the ground.
I had to bring an umbrella.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.30.2014 @ 8:00 pm

clasp

the tiny legs grasped my finger,
as if to clasp my whole soul in friendship.
a firm grip, but not unpleasant.
I opened my eyes more to gaze
at this small and weary traveler.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.29.2014 @ 8:44 pm

unplanned

this is not supposed to happen.
I remove the knife carefully.
the consequences start pooling around my feet.
I suppose I always wanted this,
to wear a red dress to the opera.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.28.2014 @ 8:45 pm

doubled

they had doubled over night.
she counted the zeroes carefully.
yes, this was right.
each and every body was accounted for.
she thought it was odd, how they were laid out male, female, youth.
as if they were wanted to look like families.
“they had families”, she thought indignantly.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.27.2014 @ 3:56 pm

plausible

there was a reason.
she was sure of it.
plausible deniability.
but no matter which way she swung it,
the fancy goldfish
was no longer swimming.
no longer fancy.
no longer the dearest thing to her poor little sister.
deep sighs, as if you could breathe on behalf of the dead.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.25.2014 @ 9:30 pm

stencil

in your eyebrows
and your eyes
and fill them in with dark strokes.
often i draw too much and the light goes out.

i was never sure which soul window was better
light and vacant?
dark and deep?

» Posted By Kairn On 01.23.2014 @ 9:36 pm

native

these plants are soft
and forgiving of the sharp rays of sun.
i wonder if I myself should look to them,
or ascend to the sky.
shall i be the native or the white man?
(why is it always the white man?)

» Posted By Kairn On 01.22.2014 @ 9:58 pm

disco

the floor was covered with disco
and i stumbled through a flapping crowd,
struggling against the sounds
and then in the corner of my eye,
barely hitting my retina,
i saw her.
she was dancing like a desperate, crazy person.
she was dancing like me.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.21.2014 @ 9:12 pm

beaming

so hard it’s like to break your face
like that lemon that unexpectedly
turned your tongue to jerky.
clumsy summers,
so long ago.
you remember fondly,
sharply aware that none of the
photos were ever taken

» Posted By Kairn On 01.20.2014 @ 4:17 pm

strive

for this end,
they said. dangling the taste at the end of hot wire.
lightbulbs, you thought dully.
these thoughts you once fancied
have all but failed to draw another breath.
lack of oxygen in the brain, they said.
the doctors with the needles that
should go fuck themselves.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.19.2014 @ 6:50 pm

sentiment

it was kind,
but the kind of kindness that is mindless.
thoughtful and thoughtless at the same time.
a hallmark card in retrospect.
afterthought.
the quality wasn’t the problem,
rather that she always thought of herself
when giving to him.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.18.2014 @ 8:26 pm

firearm

shoots to kill
but aims at the places which will hurt the most.
we are constantly dying
but pain is a signal that only occasionally fires.
the bullets tear fresh flickers across your retinas.
and you roar at the injustice of it all.

» Posted By Kairn On 01.17.2014 @ 11:19 pm

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