• Pandyfish commented on the post, railroad 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    The steam comes out of the top and mingles with my tears
    The face in the window becomes distant and I run after
    Until machine overpowers beast

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, greens 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Eat your veggies”
    But Mama, I don’t want to
    “They’re good for you”
    Please Mama, don’t make me
    “Just one bite?”
    No, Mama, no
    “It’s okay honey”
    Maybe it is, I don’t know

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, reflecting 1 year, 1 month ago

    once there was a me
    then there was a you, too
    and we couldn’t help but look
    and see ourselves in eachother

    now you are me as i am you
    and we can’t love eachother because
    we see what we hate
    in you
    in me

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, order 1 year, 3 months ago

    Math is perfect. There is a right and wrong answer, with nothing inbetween. Once you know how to do it, you’re done. But math is too perfect, too percise. The world does not have right or wrong,
    it only has i m p e r f e c t i o n
    c r a z y
    m a d n e s s

    and

    e v e r y t h i n g e l s e

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, version 1 year, 5 months ago

    The fake nails, the plastic diamonds. I hated what I saw in the mirror each morning. But I couldn’t wouldn’t shouldn’t change. Not until the next version of me came along to live it’s life.

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, preparation 1 year, 5 months ago

    she prepared the tea
    anticipating his arrival
    the cookies fresh
    the sugar in
    bubbe’s china
    but he never came
    and the tea was cold and stale

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, single 1 year, 6 months ago

    are we single people?
    or a giant species,
    no one really mattering
    all we say dust and empty
    laughs?
    is it possible to be both?

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, earbuds 1 year, 8 months ago

    I like to watch the world with earbuds in
    even (especially) if no sound comes out of them
    listen to the world around you, without it knowing that you can hear it
    what do they say?

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, incapable 1 year, 8 months ago

    am i able to do it?
    so young, they say, too old, they say
    can you push past their glares and become
    C A P A B L E ?!

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, vacant 1 year, 8 months ago

    she shuffles past the deserted store
    “looking for renters”
    she remembers the musty books
    the creamy iced chai
    the look of understanding on
    Ms. Vernal’s face when she told her secret

    now, the secret, just like the store, is vacant

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, baguette 1 year, 9 months ago

    she eats quietly,
    “Mouse,” you ask her, “why? how could you do this?”
    she stares at you, with eyes of an owl, chewing on the bread
    “no, how could you do it?”

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, monk 1 year, 9 months ago

    spirits fly away
    vaporize into thin air
    a whisper pours out of the
    open door
    smoke fills the room and you
    c h o k e
    and gag
    the underground souls
    cackle into the night

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, swept 1 year, 9 months ago

    swept away by you
    by your postrure, your confidence
    you hold your head up while they laugh
    by your attitude, calm cool collected
    by your personality, as big as an elephant
    by your smile, which brightens my day
    by your kiss, which brings up my pulse

    (this took longer than 60 seconds)

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, mercy 1 year, 10 months ago

    have mercy, whoever’s up there. Please.
    we are dying, burning up, there are spears at our necks
    have mercy, please
    we can’t survive like this
    we are being gassed and treated like animals
    have mercy, please

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, sisters 1 year, 11 months ago

    what does it mean to be a sister?
    I’m an only child, so I don’t know.
    How can you love and be annoyed at someone at the same time?
    Sometimes a wish I had a sister, but mostly I’m happy without one.
    what does it mean to be a sister?

  • Sometimes I imagine that I was sitting by the old rusty oak tree in Norah’s backyard, when I made my breakthrough. “Breakthrough,” that’s what they called it. The newspapers and the reporters and the world. But it wasn’t completely different, anyone who sat down and thought about it could have figured it out. But they called me genius; they called…[Read more]

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, shore 1 year, 11 months ago

    i once took you to the sea-shore, remember?
    we went on a walk and the ocean licked our feet
    hand-in-hand we ran in to the open sea
    our hair was wet and mangled, and your
    skin was made of sea salt, but your
    mouth tasted like sweet strawberry ice cream

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, anthem 1 year, 11 months ago

    if you make your own anthem, will people follow?
    or will you sing it alone, put bloody war paint on, and head to battle?
    will you follow their anthem?
    or will you stand for what you believe?

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, lens 2 years ago

    it’s the way you see the world.
    is it tinted?
    how so?
    your opinions get set in your vision
    try to un-tint it
    and the world will be
    better

  • Pandyfish commented on the post, driveway 2 years ago

    “they pull up in their
    carrages and gawk at
    the students and the –?
    to watch them talk

    take Phillip Schuyler
    the man is loaded
    uh-oh but little
    does he know
    that his daughters
    Peggy
    Angelica
    Eliza
    sneak into the
    city
    just to watch all the
    guys at
    ‘work work'”
    -Leslie Odom Jr.
    Hamilton Ensemble
    Lin-Manuel Miranda
    “The…[Read more]