• mieko commented on the post, visit 6 years, 4 months ago

    When I visit home
    and the plane glides over towns I look down, it’s like the night sky in reverse
    and I look for constellations in the road lights and trees.
    The windows sparkle and the traffic flows like river
    as cities play out below me like boys fighting dragons

  • mieko commented on the post, overalls 6 years, 10 months ago

    My sister wears blue jean overalls with one side unbuttoned. Pants rolled up unevenly and sparkly flats. On top she wears a white peasant shirt. This is how I remember her from middle school. She had braces then.

  • mieko commented on the post, desk 7 years, 1 month ago

    She sat at her desk and took flight. As she put paper to pen the dust began to blow out in all directions, propelled backward by the momentum of her creativity. Ever so unnoticably slowly she began to drift up […]

  • mieko commented on the post, rattle 7 years, 1 month ago

    My heart rattles around in its chest like a dry seed in a husk. Dry as the desert, dry as the sun. Skin blackened to a crisp, bones and teeth burnt blinding white.

  • mieko commented on the post, willful 7 years, 1 month ago

    I’m willful and strong and stubborn
    I have to be, to stay away from you/ when all I want to do is hop on the next train to your house and stand there until you love me.
    It takes a lot of strength.

  • mieko commented on the post, adopt 7 years, 3 months ago

    Adoptions are a very tricky thing. Lately I’ve been reading about secret underground adoption rings that smuggle, kidnap, and murder in order to basically buy and sell children (foreign children especially). […]

  • mieko commented on the post, orbit 7 years, 3 months ago

    I orbit around your sun,
    our dueling lights make the night shine brighter, i guess. But what we are must be more than that
    I have to untangle myself, because you untangled from me.

  • mieko commented on the post, fences 7 years, 4 months ago

    Crossing fences jumping lanes i race to you avoiding the traffic that flies toward me ignoring that my heart is about to burst i race toward you my sneakers flapping laces untied the wind pushing me forward my hair whipping against my face everything i have everything i am moving to you

  • mieko commented on the post, belief 7 years, 11 months ago

    My belief was shaken after reading Job. How could God do something so (I struggled to say the word) cruel? The loving father I had been taught to respect seemed no more than a tyrant playing chess with the devil.

  • mieko commented on the post, teacher 7 years, 11 months ago

    He became my teacher-
    showed me how to be bold with myself, to be bold with him
    and together we learned what it was like to touch and tease and pull desire from a single trembling bud.

  • mieko commented on the post, dinosaur 8 years ago

    The dry bones in the desert are only left for archaeologists. No one uses them anymore. Vultures don’t need them, worms don’t need them, hell- even the dogs who buried them have moved on.

  • mieko commented on the post, whiskey 8 years, 1 month ago

    whiskey sours are perhaps my favorite drink. They’re not “girly” or whatever that’s supposed to mean. They’re bitter and pleasing and good to drink with friends. I don’t drink alone. Not anymore.

  • mieko commented on the post, luxurious 8 years, 1 month ago

    oh, the feel of your skin against mine, baby. The stretch of your legs digging into the mattress, the taste of your fingers, the slope of your back, the softness of skin against skin

  • mieko commented on the post, thirst 8 years, 1 month ago

    I want you, i want you so bad
    thirsty is what they call it. A strange word thhhhhhiiiiiirrrrrrsssstyyyyyy. Th: the sound of a tongue flicking about in the search, irrrrrr: the sound of your mouth drawing nothing in, ssssttt: a dry desert wind. yyyyy: a breath that passes away

  • mieko commented on the post, alumni 8 years, 1 month ago

    B steady is coming to our campus tonight for drag ball. I wish I knew her (or at least of her) when she went here. That would have been awesome. She seems really really cool. I wonder if I’d seen her around…she looks familiar, though she also looks like the “Oberlin Type,” so I’m not […]

  • mieko commented on the post, integrity 8 years, 1 month ago

    integrity is:
    admitting you were wrong when you are wrong. Is saying you are right when you are right. Is being afraid and doing it anyway. Is breathing with the full force of your lungs.

  • mieko commented on the post, determined 8 years, 1 month ago

    i am fine i am fine i am fine i am fine i am fine i am not no no i am fine i am fine yes yes i’m fine i am fine i’m fine i’m fine i’m fine i’m fine…..am i fine yet? Is it over? Has it stopped hurting?

  • mieko commented on the post, connected 8 years, 1 month ago

    I feel disconnected
    I feel least connected- I mean
    I feel disconnected when I feel most con-
    Oh shit that’s my phone.
    Text.
    Him? Yes. We talk. Or rather, text.

  • mieko commented on the post, strength 8 years, 1 month ago

    I don’t know if I’m strong enough-
    strong enough to stand up to the insults, the stares, the questions.
    Why am I like this? Why am I the person who I am?
    I’m meant to be bold, and out-there, and undeniably me. But being me scares me to death.

  • mieko commented on the post, success 8 years, 1 month ago

    Success is beautiful. I think waking up each day is a success story. Feeling the rain outside your window is a success story. Experiencing each moment to the fullest is the ultimate success. Everything else is icing on the cake.