• Rebecca commented on the post, flat 6 years, 1 month ago

    flat, like the world
    isn’t it though?
    tweeting to South Africa
    skyping to Russia
    multi-dimensional on the screen
    reduced to a pixeled blanket
    so close you can touch it
    flat, lacking substance

  • Rebecca commented on the post, society 6 years, 1 month ago

    oh boy,
    society
    some say it is defining
    some that it is damning
    others simply impose
    and we wait, hoping in secret
    that ours won’t fuck us up too badly
    perhaps this time, we’ve got it right.

  • Rebecca commented on the post, sweep 6 years, 2 months ago

    cinderella, now that’s a cliche
    watching, waiting, sweeping up the secrets
    under the rug they go
    stomped on, dirty boots scuffed on
    secrets wear beneath the rug
    as they do in time
    sweeping
    actively cleansing
    even if just concealing
    secrets, grit, dirt, the past
    pieces of a glass slipper, forgotten

  • Rebecca commented on the post, determined 6 years, 3 months ago

    determined
    determination
    strength, grit, climbing a knotted rope
    returning to the closed door
    time after time
    persistence
    or commitment to despair
    determination to be happy
    … or miserable

  • Rebecca commented on the post, collar 7 years, 1 month ago

    choke is the first word that comes to mind
    an itchy polo
    starched upright grazing the ears
    billboard for conformity… all in one small decal

  • Rebecca commented on the post, sleeve 7 years, 3 months ago

    sleeves are meant for wiping
    for sneakily, suavely plugging a drippy nose
    careful not to get caught.
    no one will want to borrow your sweater

  • Rebecca commented on the post, princess 7 years, 3 months ago

    fluffy dresses
    poufy hair
    expanded
    with a flair for dramatics
    and an understanding of cliche
    you can be anyone’s Princess

  • Rebecca commented on the post, centerpiece 7 years, 3 months ago

    in the middle of the table
    careful not to chose one too large
    so that to see across you must crane your neck
    slouch in your chair
    jam your elbow into your sister and wiggle for a peephole
    awkward

  • Rebecca commented on the post, slouch 7 years, 3 months ago

    in your chair
    careful.
    slip to far down in your seat
    chin hits your chest
    ankles fold up into your knees
    torso shrinks
    head topples
    folded.
    slouched.
    puddle beneath your seat.
    caution: slippery

  • Rebecca commented on the post, dim 7 years, 3 months ago

    not the brightest bulb on the tree
    the sharpest tool in the box
    shady lighting as your legs stick to the vinyl of a diner booth

  • Rebecca commented on the post, warned 7 years, 5 months ago

    you’ve been warned against online dating websites
    of meeting up and being in danger.
    ever think you may be in danger…
    of falling in love?

  • Rebecca commented on the post, half 7 years, 5 months ago

    half could be considered broken
    missing, lost without you.
    but I like to think of you as the better half…
    but who are we kidding I’m the better half…
    half of a whole
    or just a plain half
    depends if you are counting calories
    … I’ll meet you halfway

  • Rebecca commented on the post, silk 7 years, 6 months ago

    silk pillows ensure a night of sleep doesn’t frizz your hair
    or is that satin?
    it could also be sateen
    there are many imitation blends
    what is the line between blends
    my mother had fabric for a Thai silk wedding gown
    she couldn’t be assed to sew it.

  • Rebecca commented on the post, history 7 years, 8 months ago

    written by the victors.
    what does that mean?
    teach that curriculum
    well…. it didn’t exactly happen that way
    the Indians went on a long walk?
    ROADTRIPPING…
    actually not.
    there are a lot of things you don’t teach elementary schoolers
    but in fact who knows real history?
    it’s a story.

  • Rebecca commented on the post, booth 7 years, 9 months ago

    slide in but take care the vinyl isn’t cracked in place
    snags on your skirt, your legs, your slip is exposed.
    how many can you fit on a bench?
    booths are the communes of traditional dining

  • Rebecca commented on the post, whiskey 7 years, 11 months ago

    lullaby of adulthood
    soft, slippery, awkward moments
    encased in orange jello
    choking slurping and sliding

  • Rebecca commented on the post, gasoline 7 years, 11 months ago

    some people like the smell
    but I think that’s just asking for attention
    “really?” “how can you stand it?” *look at me! I’m different*
    our entire world is going to implode over it.
    and pumping it in the winter is worse than death

  • Rebecca commented on the post, bookshelf 7 years, 11 months ago

    cluttered, cosy, colorful
    a measure of intellect, wealth, and class
    put the Dickens and Austen in the foreground
    hide the trashy romance novels in the cabinet
    pause frequently to admire the masterpiece

  • Rebecca commented on the post, trusted 7 years, 11 months ago

    comfort in the form of efficiency
    the tides are constant
    ocean metaphors are cliche
    trust is luck between two people.

  • Rebecca commented on the post, executive 7 years, 11 months ago

    pacing the glass encased office
    no longer dancing barefoot on the beach
    college is over
    your pants are creased
    this time with intent
    the work of an iron.
    you spill bbq sauce anyway