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The steam comes out of the top and mingles with my tears
The face in the window becomes distant and I run after
Until machine overpowers beast

» Posted By Pandyfish On 08.03.2018 @ 8:59 am


“Eat your veggies”
But Mama, I don’t want to
“They’re good for you”
Please Mama, don’t make me
“Just one bite?”
No, Mama, no
“It’s okay honey”
Maybe it is, I don’t know

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.03.2018 @ 12:21 pm


once there was a me
then there was a you, too
and we couldn’t help but look
and see ourselves in eachother

now you are me as i am you
and we can’t love eachother because
we see what we hate
in you
in me

» Posted By Pandyfish On 03.22.2018 @ 3:52 pm


Math is perfect. There is a right and wrong answer, with nothing inbetween. Once you know how to do it, you’re done. But math is too perfect, too percise. The world does not have right or wrong,
it only has i m p e r f e c t i o n
c r a z y
m a d n e s s


e v e r y t h i n g e l s e

» Posted By Pandyfish On 01.16.2018 @ 5:34 pm


The fake nails, the plastic diamonds. I hated what I saw in the mirror each morning. But I couldn’t wouldn’t shouldn’t change. Not until the next version of me came along to live it’s life.

» Posted By Pandyfish On 11.17.2017 @ 8:26 am


she prepared the tea
anticipating his arrival
the cookies fresh
the sugar in
bubbe’s china
but he never came
and the tea was cold and stale

» Posted By Pandyfish On 10.29.2017 @ 11:08 am


are we single people?
or a giant species,
no one really mattering
all we say dust and empty
is it possible to be both?

» Posted By Pandyfish On 10.21.2017 @ 5:57 pm


I like to watch the world with earbuds in
even (especially) if no sound comes out of them
listen to the world around you, without it knowing that you can hear it
what do they say?

» Posted By Pandyfish On 08.19.2017 @ 9:59 am


am i able to do it?
so young, they say, too old, they say
can you push past their glares and become
C A P A B L E ?!

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.28.2017 @ 8:42 am


she shuffles past the deserted store
“looking for renters”
she remembers the musty books
the creamy iced chai
the look of understanding on
Ms. Vernal’s face when she told her secret

now, the secret, just like the store, is vacant

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.27.2017 @ 7:18 am


she eats quietly,
“Mouse,” you ask her, “why? how could you do this?”
she stares at you, with eyes of an owl, chewing on the bread
“no, how could you do it?”

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.24.2017 @ 9:32 am


spirits fly away
vaporize into thin air
a whisper pours out of the
open door
smoke fills the room and you
c h o k e
and gag
the underground souls
cackle into the night

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.20.2017 @ 4:46 pm


swept away by you
by your postrure, your confidence
you hold your head up while they laugh
by your attitude, calm cool collected
by your personality, as big as an elephant
by your smile, which brightens my day
by your kiss, which brings up my pulse

(this took longer than 60 seconds)

» Posted By Pandyfish On 07.19.2017 @ 2:42 pm


have mercy, whoever’s up there. Please.
we are dying, burning up, there are spears at our necks
have mercy, please
we can’t survive like this
we are being gassed and treated like animals
have mercy, please

» Posted By Pandyfish On 05.30.2017 @ 8:06 am


what does it mean to be a sister?
I’m an only child, so I don’t know.
How can you love and be annoyed at someone at the same time?
Sometimes a wish I had a sister, but mostly I’m happy without one.
what does it mean to be a sister?

» Posted By Pandyfish On 05.25.2017 @ 3:38 pm


Sometimes I imagine that I was sitting by the old rusty oak tree in Norah’s backyard, when I made my breakthrough. “Breakthrough,” that’s what they called it. The newspapers and the reporters and the world. But it wasn’t completely different, anyone who sat down and thought about it could have figured it out. But they called me genius; they called me a prodigy. You can’t discover something that was already there.

» Posted By Pandyfish On 05.19.2017 @ 8:04 pm


i once took you to the sea-shore, remember?
we went on a walk and the ocean licked our feet
hand-in-hand we ran in to the open sea
our hair was wet and mangled, and your
skin was made of sea salt, but your
mouth tasted like sweet strawberry ice cream

» Posted By Pandyfish On 05.11.2017 @ 6:47 pm


if you make your own anthem, will people follow?
or will you sing it alone, put bloody war paint on, and head to battle?
will you follow their anthem?
or will you stand for what you believe?

» Posted By Pandyfish On 05.10.2017 @ 5:20 pm


it’s the way you see the world.
is it tinted?
how so?
your opinions get set in your vision
try to un-tint it
and the world will be

» Posted By Pandyfish On 04.20.2017 @ 4:49 pm


“they pull up in their
carrages and gawk at
the students and the –?
to watch them talk

take Phillip Schuyler
the man is loaded
uh-oh but little
does he know
that his daughters
sneak into the
just to watch all the
guys at
‘work work'”
-Leslie Odom Jr.
Hamilton Ensemble
Lin-Manuel Miranda
“The Schuyler Sisters
(I got a little carried away, this isn’t my work!!)

» Posted By Pandyfish On 04.12.2017 @ 5:04 pm


jump for joy
reach for the sun
fly free
until you fall
and do it again
and again
until the earth is just a
d i s t a n t

» Posted By Pandyfish On 04.05.2017 @ 6:26 pm


she brings out the platter, with marinade and juice dripping everywhere.
“Sorry ma’am, I’m a vegetarian”
she frowns
“well, you can have the bread and salad, then”
you told her about this before, many times
but change is different
and she fears the different

» Posted By Pandyfish On 04.03.2017 @ 5:46 pm


put all the ingredients together and watch them explode. watch them turn into something else, a new random string of molecules before your eyes. mix it, add to it. our universe is amazing (sometimes)

» Posted By Pandyfish On 03.13.2017 @ 3:39 pm


if you rattle a box, you can tell if it’s huge, or tiny, or metal. But you can’t tell what it is unless you open the box. You can’t assume that two things that sound the same are the same.

» Posted By Pandyfish On 03.05.2017 @ 6:02 pm


he clutches his side, as if this were some new hollywood thriller
“Mia, save- help me”
he calls

onlookers only give him a glance, a judgement
he’s disposable, and the disposers on to the next

» Posted By Pandyfish On 03.01.2017 @ 7:36 am


i stand in front of the piano
palms sweat, stomach turns
i bring my violin to playing position,
letting each note fly away
i finish in a crescendo
but no one’s there to clap

» Posted By Pandyfish On 02.22.2017 @ 7:23 am


thick as thieves, they were. they were the populars, the golden ones, the royalty. so what happened?
it all began one Tuesday night…

» Posted By Pandyfish On 01.23.2017 @ 11:19 am


“boarding! it’s boarding!” come the calls of the immigrants. i can see the lines of them, all the way down the hill, coming for a new life. a life of the US. i smile, because i am here to guide them there, one boat at a time.

» Posted By Pandyfish On 01.09.2017 @ 5:28 pm


He smiles as he observes his latest treasure, a fine piece of purple quartz. He moves it in the light, but nothing happens.
could this be a fraud?

» Posted By Pandyfish On 01.08.2017 @ 2:27 pm


I watch, in breath taking awe as the opening act of
“Fiddler on the Roof” starts
it’s cold out, NYC in December
but in the theater it’s warm and
my favorite play begins telling how
the old country lived

» Posted By Pandyfish On 01.03.2017 @ 3:44 pm

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