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perform

it is a show
her self-assuredness
her okayness
her”I’m fines”.
she is terrified
but she is a god
of performance

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.24.2015 @ 7:10 am

pruned

from sun
beamed on body
days and days
until flesh rot
kidney and lung
or carrion birds
leave only bone
she will stay
road killed on road
where he pulled her under him
and left her
to bleed out

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 02.21.2014 @ 11:31 am

counted

on you
once twice thrice
in love
each time only head in clouds
always
only fish heart

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 01.15.2014 @ 5:21 am

pines

like thick viens pulled
up from earth-skin
by cloud-god

palm against bark
heat might be from sun
might be from
high up heart

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 10.09.2013 @ 6:44 am

lunacy

reach after straw man
on wind he fly fast
cuff of his sleeve just quicker
n ur finger tips
know you love him
he know too?
u push off ground with toes
grab his shoulder

he gone
you left with hands
fulla hay

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 10.06.2013 @ 1:10 pm

casting

like a net over ocean
wind lifting it up, pushing it down
sailor arms struggle
to keep it in place
to hostage just a bite
of the sea
to live on

so you cast your body
over mine

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 05.22.2013 @ 5:17 am

tales

of giant beanstalks
and men on moons
and bread-crumb trails,
it is no wonder
we are so
unsatisfied.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 03.12.2013 @ 5:05 am

wall

walls yellow from cigarette smoke,
peeling from humidity
of georgia.
her baby begins to cry
and she looks down at him
as if she has forgotten
he is the weight in arms.
as if she did not remember
that without him, she wouldn’t
feel so heavy.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 02.04.2013 @ 9:46 am

speak

the wood floor
speaks to my feet
as they sweep
up & down the hall.

“go to sleep”
it creaks, moans
as wind bends beneath
it.

when you are a writer,
everything talks.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 01.27.2013 @ 10:33 am

must

never think
about rain
and baseball
and the sound of a wet bat
missing the thin skin
of a perfect pitch.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 01.07.2013 @ 5:35 pm

determined

he puts a cigarette
between his lips.
“I thought you quit”, i say.

he makes a gun
with his index finger
and thumb, aims it at a passing plane.

“there are worse
ways to die.”

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 12.13.2012 @ 10:17 am

presented

on knees, she begs
god to do something.
to help her,
hasn’t she suffered enough? she wonders.

god shakes his head.
this presentation,
he has seen it before.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 12.10.2012 @ 3:15 pm

roof

roof under our backs
slants us forward- an offering.
if we push off,
a bemused moon
will catch us.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 12.07.2012 @ 11:02 am

both

i ask if you would rather be
blind
or deaf?

both, you say.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 12.03.2012 @ 11:31 am

holder

man, with too
small nails from biting,
watches the
woman holding
a beer by its neck
remembering how those
hands once folded
his shirts while
singing.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 07.25.2012 @ 5:06 am

bucket

she carries mulch
in a tin bucket,
dirty gloves,
hand shovel,
and piles them by
the neighbor’s fence.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 07.08.2012 @ 11:27 am

base

it didnt matter
if the batter made
it to first base. all
that mattered was
wink you gave me
before you threw
the first pitch.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 05.18.2012 @ 4:56 pm

tasting

toes tasting water-
this moment we think
will be the best
of our lives.

this moment we
will later think about
when we worry
we have let the
wrong person go.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 05.07.2012 @ 4:48 pm

hallowed

the way he says your name,
palms lifted in
marbled air
showing you have
evaporated into sky
and cloudy heaven,

it is as if
you were never quite real.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.30.2012 @ 11:28 am

alibi

they want to know
where i have been
all this time.

in a cold state,
wearing sunglasses,
smoking cigarettes.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.29.2012 @ 2:31 pm

scorn

when he kisses his thumb
and presses it against
my forehead
I know he is thinking
about how much
hates me. how he
wishes gravity would
lift me into cloud.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.23.2012 @ 4:06 pm

sound

then nothing,
the world without ears.
a bird watching,
prepared for flight.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.22.2012 @ 10:12 am

earring

i am sorry
i lost one of
the ruby earrings
daddy bought you
for your anniversary
it has been ten years
and still
i keep looking
in tall grass.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.17.2012 @ 6:24 pm

desk

just papers
that fly around
the room
like winged poetry.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.15.2012 @ 5:08 pm

flip

open to a
new page
that I will still
be unable
to write on.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 04.04.2012 @ 4:53 am

demonstration

he wants to show me
the proper way
to drink red wine;
room temperature,
large-rimmed glass.
but I want him
to demonstrate
other things.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 03.07.2012 @ 5:02 pm

sweat

the window sweats
sensing rain.
music hums
from inside- kitchen
acts as a ballroom
for two
old lovers.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 03.04.2012 @ 9:20 am

popcorn

we see a film
we have never heard
of. we do not pay
attention to the plot
line or the characters
or the popcorn-eating
guests. we fumble
in the dark
to find each other’s hands.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 02.27.2012 @ 7:29 am

medical

with ease, he removes
the splinter from
her palm,
and kisses everything
horrible away.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 02.23.2012 @ 8:05 am

gallery

artwork of strung beads
and chipped glass
lines your walls.
discarded items
others could not
see the beauty of.
they are your hands
and eyes of the
world. so astonishing,
insignificant.

» Posted By corey leigh kirby On 02.22.2012 @ 7:08 am

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