• choirqueer commented on the post, bench 7 years, 9 months ago

    sit and write. face down. see the ground. you’re stalling again. wait this one out. it’s for your own good. splinters in my thighs. don’t ask why. look at the goal. who sees you? don’t stop. just breathe. it’s time for a rest now. you have to stay focused.

  • choirqueer commented on the post, hurry 7 years, 9 months ago

    hurry hurry don’t be late. scamper out and through the gate. don’t stop to shut it behind you. there isn’t time. you better get moving or you’ll miss the bus. you run up the driveway, don’t step on any cracks, you know the drill. cat scootles across the sidewalk, nearly tripping you, and then you […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, skyline 7 years, 10 months ago

    the skyline is high and swiftly descending. down down down as if we aren’t getting any higher in it. close your eyes. is it still there? the echoes of the buildings in the distance poke at the sky as if they could translate for it if they just got close enough to its insides. does […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, crouch 8 years ago

    i crouch behind the couch, clandestine and unseen. i can’t find anything but loose change, copper kettle little pennies catching shadows behind the cushions, quietly waiting.

  • it rained down like the sky opened up and cast fire upon all of us. what had we done? nobody knew. but we knew we had done it and this was our punishment. it would set us back years and years. nothing would be the same again. the bar had come down.

  • choirqueer commented on the post, elastic 8 years, 2 months ago

    stretch out from one end of the room to the other then bounce right back. kapoom! snap the waistband, snap the fingers and it flies you ricochet at top speed. neeeeeeeeeeeeeerrooomp! slam from such a little unsuspecting looking piece of material! how could it have such power?

  • choirqueer commented on the post, brick 8 years, 2 months ago

    the bricks were laid and set. the hardworking chap sat down on the pile, resting their hard hat in their hands. the sun began to set, casting a growing shadow as it slipped down the side of the newly erected building.

  • choirqueer commented on the post, canvas 8 years, 2 months ago

    the blank canvas loomed before me. i approached it with trembling fingertips. my toes got there first, quivering in the wake of its enormity. the light bounced off its face and into mine, blinding me with the space before me. such expanse! how would i ever begin?

  • choirqueer commented on the post, bulb 8 years, 2 months ago

    the bulb grew up from the ground, ready to become something new. its bulbous head said, hey out there. i’m not done yet. i got some more growing to do and you better take care of me if you want me to do it. the rain came down. the sunlight shone. day after day the […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, level 8 years, 2 months ago

    it balances out, one side the same as the other. flip it around and you’ll get the very same thing. one side, the other side, even. climb up to the next level and rest there for a while. take in what you can. stand your ground. see what there is to see. it’s higher, but […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, wings 8 years, 2 months ago

    the wings that sprout from just behind my heart carry me over the rooftops and into another realm. i feel my back and chest connected in the spreading of these great wings. broader than my arms, broader than my whole body. i can fly! it’s more effort than i imagined…

  • choirqueer commented on the post, muse 8 years, 2 months ago

    the three of them sit around a harp in my dreams, singing to me all night long. in the morning, will i remember their song? they have been there as long as i can remember, but i can never sing back to them when i awaken. i feel they want to fill me up, float […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, band 8 years, 2 months ago

    we band together
    holding hands, one in the next so we can
    keep our heads above water,
    turning our feet cycle-cycle round about
    rubberboots pushing against the tides
    make up our minds to stay the course
    pushing out songs that keep us
    wound
    together
    tight

  • choirqueer commented on the post, thunder 8 years, 2 months ago

    the ground shakes
    the trees shake
    the world shakes
    the sky falls
    everything is in motion
    exploding from within itself
    forcing out breaths from between its clouds
    sky falls
    sky collapses
    rain
    rain again
    hold on tight

  • choirqueer commented on the post, lightning 8 years, 2 months ago

    lightning flashes through the sky! thunder shakes it out from between the clouds and worlds collide as rain rips out through the gaping open wound the sky has screamed upon itself. rain, rain everywhere! crash.

  • choirqueer commented on the post, skeleton 8 years, 2 months ago

    my bones are tired and i lay them to rest. they clank together drily as they roll into their places. what holds them together? hope. what resonates across the universe as they make their uncanny noises?

  • choirqueer commented on the post, violent 8 years, 2 months ago

    the winds violently shook the tiny people out of their ignorance and crashed them into one another. unsurprisingly, they blamed each other. they had grown so attuned to seeing only the worst in their neighbors and families and even friends, that they could not see this as anything other than Someone Else’s Fault. this was […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, trophy 8 years, 2 months ago

    it was shiny and metallic and much too heavy. we hoisted it up onto the shelf where we could admire ourselves from afar, but nobody had really thought very far ahead about what we’d do with it in five weeks when the shelf would have to come down. it signified so much, and yet nothing […]

  • choirqueer commented on the post, sticks 8 years, 2 months ago

    sticks and stones, i’m all alone, the memory of where you touched my hand sticks in my memory like glue. i can’t stick to this without you. i’m stuck. sticky stick in the mud, we stuck each other

  • choirqueer commented on the post, cigarette 8 years, 3 months ago

    someone is outside smoking a cigarette while she walks her dog. i can see her out the window. she doesn’t know i can see her, but i’m sure she doesn’t care. the dog is low to the ground. the smoke goes up in the air. now she’s walking away. back and forth across my balcony […]