• peri commented on the post, windy 1 year, 5 months ago

    on windowpanes that shine like hornets
    who look daringy into their own reflection
    peeling its way under worn, marbling wood
    and lovely white slices of candlelight
    wavering and sweet

  • peri commented on the post, broken 1 year, 5 months ago

    in the way that limbs from trees hang
    gently and sway
    gently the morning after a thunderstorm
    that wrapped it’s arms around
    foliage and homes with windoews glowing
    gently and people inside whispering
    gently

  • peri commented on the post, daisies 1 year, 6 months ago

    in a field of daisies
    all summer gold
    in the setting sun
    and silver in the dusk
    i close my eyes
    but imagine they’re open
    and imagine its morning
    a late evening brand of lust

  • peri commented on the post, vacant 1 year, 6 months ago

    our cabin when we’re busy
    and our home when we’re away
    empty vacation rentals–
    it depends on where we stay

  • peri commented on the post, baguette 1 year, 6 months ago

    makes me feel ridiculous
    like poetry is halfway pointless
    a joke, three quarters of a joke
    and a dash of stereotype
    with some offense, maybe a teaspoon
    make that a tablespoon
    and the recipe decides not to add up
    difficult

  • peri commented on the post, swept 1 year, 7 months ago

    swept under the rug
    swept away
    swept off her feet
    and caught in the wind
    singing

  • peri commented on the post, amplified 1 year, 7 months ago

    conversations in my own language
    ring from stranger to stranger
    for stranger and
    I’m caught in the middle and quiet
    and calm and listening
    to myself and thinking in a language
    that used to be foreign

  • peri commented on the post, soda 1 year, 8 months ago

    Cool soda sipped in the
    summer months; I am surrounded
    by sun shining off of a lake’s surface.

  • peri commented on the post, butterflies 1 year, 8 months ago

    butterflies in my stomach is
    a cliche but still translates better than
    an elaborate description of what
    I feel when the plane takes off
    and when it lands somewhere new
    and I am in the butterfly’s stomach
    and that too is cliche

  • peri commented on the post, cartridge 1 year, 8 months ago

    ink cartridge in the printer
    cartilage is the frame of my ear
    cartilage is the frame for a shark
    but not a cardinal whose car’s bridge
    is pointless, it could fly to
    cambridge

  • peri commented on the post, sisters 1 year, 8 months ago

    flamboyant inconsistancies
    Sistine penitentiaries
    sent and seen, since
    sassafrass and syrup
    silky mysteries

  • peri commented on the post, stunt 1 year, 8 months ago

    Stunt: Two Haikus

    Trapeze artists and
    flaming cars; the stunt I want
    to pull is an A

    on my calclus
    final tomorrow. I am
    feeling way too stressed.

  • peri commented on the post, scuba 1 year, 8 months ago

    scuba, a haiku:

    I seem to have been
    drifting for nine hundred years
    but what does time mean

  • peri commented on the post, scuba 1 year, 9 months ago

    I hear that I’d hear silence
    as if it were a marching band
    as if it were a stampede of cars and motorcycles,
    leaving my ears ringing like those fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

    I hear that I’d feel weightless–
    as if I were as astronaut, thrown out of the shuttle on my way to Mars–
    and small, floating farther away, getting colder,
    leaving…[Read more]

  • peri commented on the post, misunderstanding 1 year, 9 months ago

    I wonder if things are ever quite clear between the sea and the sky
    or the grass and the rain

  • peri commented on the post, breakthrough 1 year, 9 months ago

    Scientific breakthroughs are big deals, and
    so are cultural breakthroughs and social and on.
    They’re the type of things that get awards.
    Still, when I move forward, progress, discover
    in my own life, I hear myself breath out, and
    it sounds like applause.

  • peri commented on the post, ghosts 1 year, 9 months ago

    My dog can smell ghosts, I think
    or she can see them at least
    because she barks out the
    window late at night
    or sits and stares at our walls

  • peri commented on the post, starfish 1 year, 9 months ago

    There aren’t much more than sunfish in
    the river behind the house.
    Or catfish, swimming beneath the dock. But
    at night, when the river is still and reflective,
    the stars hover on its surface,
    and this is the closest thing to starfish
    I have ever seen.

  • peri commented on the post, birds 1 year, 9 months ago

    birds, again, chirping
    and the lapping of the lake
    through open windows

  • peri commented on the post, birds 1 year, 9 months ago

    My brother used to be big into birding,
    but with him, things come and go,
    and I think it ran its course.

    My middle school science teacher
    helped us to fill feeders for the birds who
    flew through the woods outside our classroom.

    On walks, sometimes, when I close my eyes,
    you ask what birds I can hear,
    And so I try to remember their names.