• kalena commented on the post, measured 6 years, 4 months ago

    jammed between a staff and strung out
    unpressed piano pedals await
    to make an audible sense
    of how ive been measured

  • kalena commented on the post, miracle 6 years, 6 months ago

    stumbling over my own feet in the morning
    exhaling someone elses stale liquor breath
    i realize the emptiness emanates
    from my own
    dissatisfaction with the impossibility of Fate.
    i clutch at strangers hands like miracles

  • kalena commented on the post, railroad 6 years, 8 months ago

    I hear the trains nightly
    sobbing something familiar
    i had gotten used to them
    after ten years
    but now the railroad’s all i dream about

  • kalena commented on the post, saturday 6 years, 8 months ago

    it’s 6 am
    it’s saturday
    i haven’t slept because i’ve been too empty to sleep
    i haven’t slept because you showed up
    willing
    perhaps
    to help me fill myself

  • kalena commented on the post, earring 6 years, 11 months ago

    discarded, i saw one pearl
    sitting beside the sidewalk
    so many had walked down
    never caring about the beauty
    hidden beneath forgotten dirt

  • kalena commented on the post, flirt 7 years, 1 month ago

    why flit your eyes
    at idealistic unrealities
    why flirt with impossible,
    improbable, visions
    they’re not wonderful.
    they’re lies.

  • kalena commented on the post, festival 7 years, 1 month ago

    I’ll be waiting for you
    at a silver booth
    I’ll wear a mask of mahogany
    painted with shapes and forms
    of wingless birds
    and bones.

    LOLOLOLLL i’m dumb

  • kalena commented on the post, hinge 7 years, 1 month ago

    hanging by the last
    of unoiled remains,
    of rusted inquiries
    and dust-ridden brains,
    thoughts lay petrified.

  • kalena commented on the post, fences 7 years, 2 months ago

    painted a shade of dulling off-white the slats that lead up into stencil-cut pricks pose an insignificant threat to the possibilities of glimpses and touches and conversations not held back by rusting chains. my collar could just as easily be made of wind. the stake that grounds me an annoying plastic dyed blue with scorn […]

  • kalena commented on the post, cactus 7 years, 2 months ago

    like pricks in my iris
    but i shrug
    and back they roll.
    they’ll force themselves out
    when i’m left alone.

  • kalena commented on the post, dessert 7 years, 2 months ago

    i save you for later
    after i’ve had my share
    of boring america
    each passing day
    i’ll save you for later
    we can find each other
    after we have thoroughly digested
    our share of bland terrain

  • kalena commented on the post, fireplace 7 years, 3 months ago

    The last of the firewood
    lay stacked like lincoln logs,
    and amid crumpled quotes
    and pipe-cleaner selves,
    an unidentifiable heap of rubbish-
    mostly ash, now-
    slowly walked away,
    haphazardly,
    in the faint wind.
    The woods behind the interstate
    make a homely fireplace.

  • kalena commented on the post, hurry 7 years, 3 months ago

    Watch the ants.
    They all have their own queen,
    and although not as strong
    as was once talked about,
    they hurry on as if no larger
    beings exist to stop them.
    They scurry, I scurry.
    I am one of the few that worries.
    But all of us ants should drop our leaves and breathe.

  • kalena commented on the post, dusk 7 years, 3 months ago

    A loft of pigeons attacks a handful of bones the way the dusk falls, no less softly, around a soundless silhouette. Such silence severs what links remained, all but that between a foot and greying moss. The remnants of sunshine, calling lightly at closed lids, go largely ignored. She knows that opening those lead-weighted traps […]

  • kalena commented on the post, thunder 7 years, 3 months ago

    it’s silent here,
    as loud as the claps
    that shake the trees
    in the summer rain.
    except the puddles have dried.
    the air waits,
    nervously tensing its ankles
    as it crouches,
    seeking an end
    to the deafening absence of sound.

  • kalena commented on the post, gown 7 years, 3 months ago

    The night swirled
    about her distant gaze
    like a gown
    around a scrawny set of ankles.
    Where she looked,
    a near-stranger exhaled
    the last of something warm.
    She pretended
    the dying rings
    were a beckon.

  • kalena commented on the post, deserve 7 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t think people really deserve things. It’s impossible to know what’s good and where rewards are owed. I’m sorry, I’m incapable of poetry today.

  • kalena commented on the post, obey 7 years, 3 months ago

    i miss the gentle guidance
    of your breath on my neck’s nape.
    never authoritative,
    but still i would obey.
    “i like your hips,”
    you once cooed,
    and reluctantly i caved.

  • kalena commented on the post, husband 7 years, 4 months ago

    the husband of my heart
    rests not in a man
    but in a gentle mist
    from a quiet mountain
    calling sweetly
    “here, you will not be afraid.”

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

    Half of the time, I’m utterly void of any feeling towards myself. I ignore the consciousness I’m using, focusing instead on the environment and few inhabitants that seem worthy of observation. Then, suddenly, all i see is my own lack of appeal. I am too contained in what I lack to want to move at […]