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mighty

mighty heart
of mountain smoke
and star dust,
you held my hand
in the backseat
of your parents car
and my skin thrilled
at the warmth of your
calloused palm.

» Posted By effie On 05.31.2015 @ 6:35 pm

presented

graciously before me. crackling paper. those cookie tins you see this time of year. he got them cheap, i know. cheap sugar

» Posted By Effie On 12.10.2012 @ 3:45 pm

satisfy

there is no way to say
how you satisfy even
the hungriest corners
of my mind and

i think
if i could just
s
w
a
l
l
o
w

your thoughts,
i might stop craving more.

» Posted By Effie On 11.19.2012 @ 11:56 pm

institutions

“she’ll live,
they said,
“but she’ll hurt too.”

and they were right,
living hurts when you’re
imprisoned,

institutions built to keep
people in, not help
them out.

» Posted By Effie On 11.16.2012 @ 10:45 pm

solution

so there was a problem? Mayday! Mayday! What if you think you’re in need of a solution but…. You aren’t.

» Posted By Effie On 10.23.2012 @ 7:08 pm

vote

I give my vote of confidence
to have the world spread
at your feet,
where it belongs.

» Posted By Effie On 10.01.2012 @ 12:42 am

side

Let me run my nails down your side,
dig them in and draw from you a
confirmation.

» Posted By Effie On 08.23.2012 @ 8:32 pm

half

there is half a me
inside me
and half a you
and together
we make a whole we.

and I think that’s sick,
I think that’s sad,
I hate that I can’t be a
whole without you but
I guess;

there are worse ways
to live.

» Posted By Effie On 08.23.2012 @ 4:34 am

leading

You are leading me
down all the wrong paths,
I am holding all the wrong
moments but still,

I follow because with you
there is not a single thing I regret.

» Posted By Effie On 05.26.2012 @ 2:52 am

retrieve

i bent to retrieve the pieces of the
glass i dropped on the floor and thought;
‘i wonder if this is how you see me.’

» Posted By Effie On 05.24.2012 @ 8:53 pm

backspace

She wore yellow in spring;
in autumn; in winter; and
in summer she wore black.

I wrote a poem about it once,
but as each word met the nib of my
pen and I had to scratch out
my mistakes, I sorely wished that
my life had backspace key.

» Posted By Effie On 05.18.2012 @ 4:53 am

earring

she lost her earring as she fell to earth with a sickening crunch,
it was handed to me in a plastic bag, still warm.

» Posted By Effie On 04.17.2012 @ 3:02 am

rattle

you crept in between the crevasses
in my mind, and with each breath i take
(rasping), you rattle in my lungs.

» Posted By Effie On 04.13.2012 @ 4:44 pm

nourish

i dived heart-first and found delight
somewhere six-feet down all covered in dirt,
let my body decay and in death
give life to the earth. i nourish.

» Posted By Effie On 04.12.2012 @ 7:47 pm

ruby

There’s nothing special about a jewel,
but the way the firelight dances in your eyes
convinces me that rubies pale in comparison
to you as you burn inside my veins.

» Posted By Effie On 04.06.2012 @ 7:15 pm

willful

i have always been told i was willful,
stubborn, arrogant, miserable without her.

fingers carded through my hair and
her lips brushed mine and when i caved
into her touch her memory ran but
her taste lingered; fire on my tongue.

i refuse to accept, and so i dream instead.

» Posted By Effie On 04.06.2012 @ 1:55 am

duration

long long long. a frame of time which covers all manners of events. usually something is occuring during a duration. negative connotations – perhaps stemming from endure?

» Posted By effie On 03.15.2012 @ 7:30 am

barber

“Take it all off.”

He raised an eyebrow, but true to his word, said nothing. As always, he worked quickly–before long she was staring at her own reflection in the mirror, marveling at that bald head.

» Posted By Effie On 02.24.2011 @ 6:24 pm

bench

“Scoot over,” she says, and he does.

She puts her hand over his. It’s one of those fucking days, blue sky and no clouds and fucking pigeons flapping all over the fucking place, like a scene from Hollywood’s latest monstrosity–look at us! look how beautiful and perfect and in love we are!–and it won’t last.

» Posted By Effie On 02.23.2011 @ 10:20 pm

cards

“It puts these in a new light, doesn’t it?” Rose says lightly, dealing them out.

And so the four of them spend their last hours playing Go Fish. Jade wonders whether they’re going to make it after all–whether they might not be making a huge mistake, meddling with the fabric of space-time for a few cantankerous aliens from another universe–but she /can’t/ him there if he might be alive, and besides, they don’t have a choice anymore, do they?

» Posted By Effie On 02.19.2011 @ 8:42 pm

invent

There was no lightning and no cry of Eureka!, but she stopped suddenly, uncrossed her legs, and he could see that the expression on her face had changed. “We break it,” she said.

» Posted By Effie On 02.18.2011 @ 5:57 pm

radar

A blinking light,
a dark screen, closed eyes.
Green on black, a radar of sorts,
but not really tangible.

Open eyes, understand.
You were never here.

» Posted By Effie On 11.06.2010 @ 9:22 pm

flight

I went out to the middle of the street. No one was around….it was the middle of the day. That didn’t seem weird to me at the time. Crouching low I used the power from my lower legs to throw my body into the air.

» Posted By Effie On 10.08.2008 @ 10:08 am

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