• nannan commented on the post, stardust 4 years, 9 months ago

    Is there anything smaller than the thoughts you might have of that day it was a Tuesday and I walked past you and your backpack heaved like a sigh above my shoulder and we parted for the last time.

  • nannan commented on the post, sought 5 years, 2 months ago

    You sought a different life outside the brick walls of the tenement that folded over you like an envelope not to be opened until it reached its destination. You were swept along the skies beyond the borders drawn in chalk like the outline of along removed corpse no one could remember or cared to try.

  • nannan commented on the post, scalp 5 years, 11 months ago

    When it begins to tingle I think my brain is oozing out. It wants to get away from the scary thoughts my ears and eyes are writing in bold letters.

  • nannan commented on the post, dogmatic 6 years, 1 month ago

    Guinness was our first dog and that was when I learned how to become dogmatic where before that I thought dogma was just a pasta you ate with a very acidic sauce and perhaps little green tight wads floating on top but Guinness changed all that for me and I’ll always love her for making me so smart.

  • nannan commented on the post, collection 6 years, 2 months ago

    I don’t know how it began or with whom but now they are everywhere I look and I begin to wonder who is collecting whom .

  • nannan commented on the post, stories 6 years, 4 months ago

    I didn’t know how to get the stories out of my head or how to get them back in so I made up my mind and they theirs to stop hiding from one another and drive along in silence or with the radio blaring and only stop for pie and ice cream.

  • nannan commented on the post, startled 6 years, 7 months ago

    I’m startled by your presence now that I’ve grown accustomed to your absence, yet still in the middle of cleaning out my closet and breathing dust like perfume I swoon and you catch me from hitting the floor and looking round I’m alone.

  • nannan commented on the post, weathered 6 years, 7 months ago

    She has weathered the months since he died but at great cost, barely able to move along to the hospital where her daughter lies not seeing anyone but the ghostly image in the mirror that won’t let go its grip on her features smooth and shining, unused, unweathered, blank.

  • nannan commented on the post, must 6 years, 8 months ago

    If only she hadn’t told me I must do it then everything would have unfolded as we all wanted it to and its such a tiny word with a delicious beginning and us in the middle with just a cup of tea to polish it off, and yet? I don’t know, I really must stop thinking about it. I must.

  • nannan commented on the post, soon 6 years, 10 months ago

    It is too soon to forget your face lying beneath a sheet closed to me forever and your hands still tied down so the tube that kept your dying words secret still too soon.

  • nannan commented on the post, employees 6 years, 10 months ago

    No one should be an employee. The world would be better. Noone would have a gripe or a grudge. Some would be busier than ever. Others would lie in hammocks. Balance.

  • nannan commented on the post, measured 6 years, 10 months ago

    I measured each word like grains of salt and dashed them into the pot for the family to sniff at and sip and spit out.

  • nannan commented on the post, draw 6 years, 10 months ago

    When I told her I wanted to learn to draw, she said. You already know how to draw. If you can see, you can draw. She was right.

  • nannan commented on the post, spent 6 years, 10 months ago

    I spent my childhood before we met but I still had something saved on account of you and I drew it out as long as I could, an annuity that was bankrupt after you died last month.

  • nannan commented on the post, sustain 7 years ago

    I can only sustain interest in the world I see and touch and smell with newsprint or smoke or blind images caught under my finger nails.

  • nannan commented on the post, covered 7 years ago

    I covered my head with a kleenex from my pocket as my mother had taught me. Just visiting the giant church that rang with loud authority every hour of my childhood like a beating heart that required so much less […]

  • nannan commented on the post, trap 7 years, 1 month ago

    She thought it was a trap and stepped cautiously inside where the blackness terrified her and then saw or imagined she spotted a pinprick light that flickered and moved like a lightning bug until she couldn’t stop […]

  • nannan commented on the post, railroad 7 years, 2 months ago

    When I built the railroad with stones from the neighbors driveway I intended to run away in a boxcar with all my petals wrapped in a bandanna but they caught me up like a firefly and held me in a paper cup that […]

  • nannan commented on the post, seeds 7 years, 3 months ago

    When I found the seeds in the big metal drawer in my mothers kitchen I didn’t know what they were but I liked the color picture on the packet, I never knew how badly she wanted a garden in the concrete yard that […]

  • nannan commented on the post, dwell 7 years, 3 months ago

    Where we dwell is the heart of our day to day to day doings comings goings worries and frets. Where we dwell is deep in the belly of the lives that cradle us and toss to and fro and here and there and we are […]