• Kairn commented on the post, lint 2 years, 5 months ago

    the dust sets on the streets
    yellow for trees
    rainbow for oil
    black for city
    the water catches it all
    i step into a puddle
    ankle deep
    and uncaring

  • Kairn commented on the post, salmon 2 years, 6 months ago

    i thought today’s word would be wizard
    or maybe lizard
    salmon is a color
    and a taste in my mouth
    from a plant called blue belle
    it was so small in my hand,
    it made no sound in the misty
    morning

  • Kairn commented on the post, crystals 2 years, 6 months ago

    they sing
    but mineral
    calcified
    a latticework
    of notes that i cannot hear when i press my face to the granite countertop
    there is a pain in my lower back
    if i can’t hear it at least
    she is cool on my face

  • Kairn commented on the post, humanity 3 years ago

    opened in a slice
    halved like a pear
    at the center
    is it the flesh?
    the skin?
    the seeds?
    you hold a rock in one hand
    and your smartphone
    in the other

  • Kairn commented on the post, leveled 4 years, 3 months ago

    yes i believe we’re gone now
    a brief shadow of your eyebrow remains
    ingrained
    static grains
    fizzle crackle and pop
    i am almost gone now
    nothing to wo

  • Kairn commented on the post, headband 4 years, 3 months ago

    a weird little thing
    keeps the brains all together
    or at least it groups those instruments
    i think the notes go abcdefghz
    there was something i was supposed to do
    what is your name, young man?
    who is you?
    i am can do

  • Kairn commented on the post, headband 4 years, 3 months ago

    a line of sweat crowns the new victorious
    a strand of silk suddenly alerts you of nearby spiders
    hair sticks to the temples of workers building the temples of gods
    clouds encircle the newborn son

  • Kairn commented on the post, tribal 4 years, 3 months ago

    there were no fangs on leather thongs
    no blood glinting on the blade
    instead the dirt.
    our fingernails became hardened shells but our faces still cracked during the rains

  • Kairn commented on the post, maestro 4 years, 3 months ago

    waves his feathered arms
    he can’t fly any more but
    godammit he can create
    sweeping sound and piercing cry.
    his tattered coat tails fan the vowels into place

  • Kairn commented on the post, speaking 4 years, 3 months ago

    of which, did you get that checked out yet?
    looks kind of… infectious
    there’s a speck of dust on my glasses and the xylophone won’t shut up
    i’m terribly sorry but we’re out of all our fucks.
    please take a number.
    Hello, Mr. President?

  • Kairn commented on the post, complicated 4 years, 3 months ago

    i am a girl boy girl boy birl goy
    it’s a little weird to talk
    let’s just sit and pick flowers
    if i blink with my left eye
    you are there
    with my right you sink into the grass
    or it rises into you
    i’m sorry, that was unpleasant.

  • Kairn commented on the post, embassy 4 years, 4 months ago

    it was a little complacent in there
    and i wasn’t sure this was the place to be
    but the eagle on the seal seemed reassuring
    with it paternal wingspan and
    glimmering talons.
    i felt i could trust its steady gaze
    and was soothed like a rabbit.

  • Kairn commented on the post, eleven 4 years, 4 months ago

    eleven hangs between us,
    heavy and taut
    a wet jacket has given up on my shoulder
    we used to have twelve
    but you stared too long at the sunset
    and a bird got a gleam in its soul
    i think we will have enough for soup when
    we get home

  • Kairn commented on the post, eleven 4 years, 4 months ago

    a shard of plastic glisters in the sun
    it is hot inside this car and i’m no longer a baby
    the upholstery swelters in waves
    in the distance, a gas station sign rises on stilts
    the straight lines repeat over and over
    but i see the staccato’s in pairs

  • Kairn commented on the post, transform 4 years, 4 months ago

    a cog rolled and hit the point of perfect
    balance between flawed and unreal
    i looked up at the pupa
    and it looked down at me.
    i felt extremely happy and apprehensive
    for what the next line would bring

  • Kairn commented on the post, delirious 4 years, 4 months ago

    the wheat heads swayed in a haze
    a summer storm’s afterthought was sweeping through the area
    a farmer sighed into the wind
    the eddies were delirious, drunk on hot air
    and the shouts of men going to war.

  • Kairn commented on the post, sympathy 4 years, 4 months ago

    isn’t he a bit overfed?
    engorged on the salt
    from an ocean of someone else’s sorrow.
    i can’t feel you, so no. i’m the one
    that’s actually sorry.
    i think there should be a card for when you stop crying

  • Kairn commented on the post, takeoff 4 years, 4 months ago

    takeoffyourfeelings
    takeofffromthislaunchpadthatismyface?
    takeoffshesaidalittletoocasually
    takeoffmyshoespeasant
    takeoffthatmaskit’sok
    takeoffwhatever’sleft
    i want to skin you

  • Kairn commented on the post, bicycle 4 years, 4 months ago

    turning turning
    a little faster
    and i think the plane of the page
    and the palm of you face will
    look in the same direction of a great white.
    i’m sure there is some mechanism
    but on days like this
    i am days like this
    over and over

  • Kairn commented on the post, gentleman 4 years, 4 months ago

    let’s not have a scene, eh?
    i just cleaned the floor and jesus christ
    gentle, eh?
    i think the way a man walks
    is fucking stupid.
    and there is a speck on the floor that i’d rather be looking at.