• Saudade commented on the post, resident 1 year, 9 months ago

    you foster position in my yellow rooms
    your voices is cadence like gauze curtains
    pulled back in the wind, into yellow room
    like this, your words and mine fit together
    your words become the surface of my skin
    my painted concrete walls
    your words are a puff, are planetary rings around me
    like this my body breathes with the breath of my

  • Saudade commented on the post, resolve 2 years ago

    calm the surface these covers flipping waving turned back
    bring me closer to this touch this touch all over me
    quit the sea the crashing flow the fall of all all over me

  • Saudade commented on the post, dash 2 years ago

    arms crossed and the goods careening out
    grocery bags stumble and kiss the ground
    she’s running and-
    is something before or behind?
    is a woman more likely to run away or have
    something desperate to get to before her?
    the rape statistics, the catcalls, the fear in her
    eyes never turns down
    the dial up high – but still
    damn, there’s a lot,…[Read more]

  • Saudade commented on the post, resignation 2 years ago

    sign me over to the gods
    we don’t know their names,
    they who seek to give us hope
    those whose hope is reason enough to live
    who allow sun to trickle in earthly direction
    of course, we do not know them
    allow me to to swaddled, passed from arm
    thin darklit arm to hairy freckled arm to
    allow me to be given them as offering
    my eyes to close…[Read more]

  • Saudade commented on the post, lease 2 years, 1 month ago

    spoil with your touch
    my skin
    keep it sullen newborn easy
    keep my heart swaddled keep it pleased
    and smiling with curling lips like unfinished ferns
    soft with dew and green and fuzz of leaf to come
    capture my heart
    tug it loose with your warm
    press it against you

  • Saudade commented on the post, lease 2 years, 1 month ago

    release all that you have not with me upon me
    do not let it go shy and turn down its head
    do not let me keep it clear
    only to rear up with teeth and scorn
    do not let my presence fire burn you
    in my absence
    keep me honest
    keep you honest
    keep us honest both and one

  • Saudade commented on the post, witchcraft 2 years, 1 month ago

    Masked:

    palimpsests
    over-arched with perched phrasings
    most precise, more impeccable
    than the first
    there are so many books
    whose words like pools of sweat
    have been worth naught
    are now worth less
    on creaked-wood shelves
    that topple with bankruptcy
    as often as fires
    it goes
    becomes again
    and never has been

  • Saudade commented on the post, witchcraft 2 years, 1 month ago

    Revival:

    crescendos
    streams into microphones
    only end when the crowd has whispered their last critique
    sent glances o’er shoulders
    launched themselves, laughing, at lovers
    whose love will end
    god
    scream for me
    they never end
    they never cease
    they never stop feeling the scream
    rapping in the dead end of their mind

  • Saudade commented on the post, witchcraft 2 years, 1 month ago

    hearts across palms
    seared there with kisses
    there is so much
    shivering naked in rooms I walked into
    these witches
    press fingers against me
    lead me
    by the blanket’s warm hem

  • Saudade commented on the post, savings 2 years, 7 months ago

    it’s like the world is saving up all its positive moments right now, scrimping hard so that later there’ll be plenty but it means right now, there’s just sorrow, there’s just tragedy, there’s just pain and no fucking reprieve

    it means that right now, the being here doesn’t feel worth it. almost ever.

  • Saudade commented on the post, undone 2 years, 8 months ago

    each day that passes in this skin
    this – new – skin
    this one i inhabit recklessly and that falls from me
    loosely
    and drapes across the encrouaching ground
    and is warm, but sometimes over-warm
    can’t sleep at night heat
    each day
    I wonder how this shedding, molting,
    becoming
    works

  • Saudade commented on the post, pressing 4 years ago

    [Devastated]

    You never know, just like they never knew, their eyes that flickered like moths in lighted midnight rooms under Iqaluit winter skies where police stations were freezing boxes and uniforms were golden red like the memories of crimes still backing their eyelids

    Their eyes cracked through with hairs of blood like summers in…[Read more]

  • Saudade commented on the post, pressing 4 years ago

    [Rented]

    Missing:
    taking out pages and flipping, flipping
    glossy portraits batted by the light
    then turned, turned away
    much like the street walkers
    who turn, turn away
    from the people who make their way here

  • Saudade commented on the post, pressing 4 years ago

    forcing bile down through rivulets, spaces,
    small capillary vessels
    slick down against her throat,
    acid thick
    eating away at the cold marble
    mashed strawberry
    insides of her stomach
    tossing, hamster-wheel spun
    bile pressing down, eating away

  • Saudade commented on the post, viewpoint 4 years, 2 months ago

    Stay:

    Colors spiraling down confetti-languid as the streamers took their leave, subtle announcement that the party was at its end. The tinsel on the tree crinkled as she touched it, in melancholy sympathy as the last guests left. He looked after them, a hint of fear and an overloading menace rising in him as they smiled and turned from the door…[Read more]

  • Saudade commented on the post, viewpoint 4 years, 2 months ago

    Tipping, thrust over the glass floor, the sky streaming up above her, clouds bumping, stumbling into each other in their rotund buoyancy, hair screaming from her hear, arms wailing as they flapped, birdlike, to keep her from that sorrow doom, she thought: “from this viewpoint, he doesn’t seem nice at all.”

  • Saudade commented on the post, thrown 4 years, 3 months ago

    Doubt:

    It’s the edge, where it happens. The green grass never flowed in wind, the stars never guided the way, but here the edge came, and you know it was too much to think it would fall away, like the rest. The only thing remaining, constant, undoubtable, is the end

  • Saudade commented on the post, thrown 4 years, 3 months ago

    Apologetic:

    Forgive me, dear heart! Oh please, oh god, I didn’t mean… It’s been so long since I’ve had a hit, so much blood pouring off the hills, the swells rising up to meet my saliva. She was there, your daughter, her purity pricking me, rising mist-like from her warm skin. I needed blood. I’m sorry, my love, I couldn’t wait.

  • Saudade commented on the post, thrown 4 years, 3 months ago

    Accomplice:

    Sure, I’ll be your friend, I’ll be your unnamed partner, there to be tossed jokes and fall underneath the needs of your cruelty, sure I’ll be your accomplice, giving in to the crimes your heart commits, sure I’ll be the one you love, the one who loves, the glass creature never been but so necessary to your story, to your soul

  • Saudade commented on the post, thrown 4 years, 3 months ago

    Tossed overboard like so much grain, rice, potatoes, like the work there wasn’t to be done, the food no there to be tended and eaten, another body, giving in to the trials on the way