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skyline

the skyline is high and swiftly descending. down down down as if we aren’t getting any higher in it. close your eyes. is it still there? the echoes of the buildings in the distance poke at the sky as if they could translate for it if they just got close enough to its insides. does the sky have insides? who has spoken for the sky we see?

» Posted By oliver danni On 11.29.2011 @ 11:18 am

crouch

i crouch behind the couch, clandestine and unseen. i can’t find anything but loose change, copper kettle little pennies catching shadows behind the cushions, quietly waiting.

» Posted By oliver danni On 09.20.2011 @ 11:16 am

punishment

it rained down like the sky opened up and cast fire upon all of us. what had we done? nobody knew. but we knew we had done it and this was our punishment. it would set us back years and years. nothing would be the same again. the bar had come down.

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.14.2011 @ 11:21 am

elastic

stretch out from one end of the room to the other then bounce right back. kapoom! snap the waistband, snap the fingers and it flies you ricochet at top speed. neeeeeeeeeeeeeerrooomp! slam from such a little unsuspecting looking piece of material! how could it have such power?

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.10.2011 @ 11:29 am

brick

the bricks were laid and set. the hardworking chap sat down on the pile, resting their hard hat in their hands. the sun began to set, casting a growing shadow as it slipped down the side of the newly erected building.

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.08.2011 @ 11:15 am

canvas

the blank canvas loomed before me. i approached it with trembling fingertips. my toes got there first, quivering in the wake of its enormity. the light bounced off its face and into mine, blinding me with the space before me. such expanse! how would i ever begin?

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.07.2011 @ 12:08 pm

bulb

the bulb grew up from the ground, ready to become something new. its bulbous head said, hey out there. i’m not done yet. i got some more growing to do and you better take care of me if you want me to do it. the rain came down. the sunlight shone. day after day the plant grew larger and larger. soon it would be something else.

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.07.2011 @ 8:03 am

level

it balances out, one side the same as the other. flip it around and you’ll get the very same thing. one side, the other side, even. climb up to the next level and rest there for a while. take in what you can. stand your ground. see what there is to see. it’s higher, but you can handle it now.

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.04.2011 @ 6:56 am

wings

the wings that sprout from just behind my heart carry me over the rooftops and into another realm. i feel my back and chest connected in the spreading of these great wings. broader than my arms, broader than my whole body. i can fly! it’s more effort than i imagined…

» Posted By oliver danni On 08.01.2011 @ 4:43 am

muse

the three of them sit around a harp in my dreams, singing to me all night long. in the morning, will i remember their song? they have been there as long as i can remember, but i can never sing back to them when i awaken. i feel they want to fill me up, float me away with them into their mystical world of creating sound and story, nothing more…but gravity keeps me here on earth.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.29.2011 @ 11:12 am

band

we band together
holding hands, one in the next so we can
keep our heads above water,
turning our feet cycle-cycle round about
rubberboots pushing against the tides
make up our minds to stay the course
pushing out songs that keep us
wound
together
tight

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.27.2011 @ 2:01 pm

thunder

the ground shakes
the trees shake
the world shakes
the sky falls
everything is in motion
exploding from within itself
forcing out breaths from between its clouds
sky falls
sky collapses
rain
rain again
hold on tight

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.26.2011 @ 11:13 am

lightning

lightning flashes through the sky! thunder shakes it out from between the clouds and worlds collide as rain rips out through the gaping open wound the sky has screamed upon itself. rain, rain everywhere! crash.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.26.2011 @ 9:06 am

skeleton

my bones are tired and i lay them to rest. they clank together drily as they roll into their places. what holds them together? hope. what resonates across the universe as they make their uncanny noises?

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.24.2011 @ 6:15 am

violent

the winds violently shook the tiny people out of their ignorance and crashed them into one another. unsurprisingly, they blamed each other. they had grown so attuned to seeing only the worst in their neighbors and families and even friends, that they could not see this as anything other than Someone Else’s Fault. this was when all was lost.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.20.2011 @ 11:21 am

trophy

it was shiny and metallic and much too heavy. we hoisted it up onto the shelf where we could admire ourselves from afar, but nobody had really thought very far ahead about what we’d do with it in five weeks when the shelf would have to come down. it signified so much, and yet nothing at all. we all stared at it.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.18.2011 @ 11:15 am

sticks

sticks and stones, i’m all alone, the memory of where you touched my hand sticks in my memory like glue. i can’t stick to this without you. i’m stuck. sticky stick in the mud, we stuck each other

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.18.2011 @ 5:17 am

cigarette

someone is outside smoking a cigarette while she walks her dog. i can see her out the window. she doesn’t know i can see her, but i’m sure she doesn’t care. the dog is low to the ground. the smoke goes up in the air. now she’s walking away. back and forth across my balcony view.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.15.2011 @ 12:06 pm

bow

i bowed out of that one. it didn’t seem like a good idea. i ducked under the tape strung between two samson-sized columns, daring me to stay inside. wasn’t gonna happen. i’d had enough. it was time to go. i slipped out and watched for a few more minutes.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.14.2011 @ 11:55 am

etiquette

the fork lay next to the spoon. they didn’t say a single word to one another. all evening long, they silently waited for the right moment. the plate got filled and refilled. still, silence between fork and spoon. neither would ever know the other’s love.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.13.2011 @ 12:10 pm

plague

it follows you into the dark places and won’t let up. it gets in your bloodstream and permeates all your parts and organs inside. insidious it is, spreading throughout you and everyone around you and everyone dies. inside, outside, plagued for all time. yuck.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.13.2011 @ 12:39 am

straw

the hat spun around on the scarecrow’s head as he laughed and he laughed and he laughed and said i’ll dance around the cornfield if you look the other way and i’ll jog around the corner while you go off and play but if you stick around and my dance you then saw i would have to turn you also into a person made of straw!

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.11.2011 @ 1:57 pm

expecting

i closed my eyes, expecting the impact to knock me over. i’m not really sure why closing my eyes seemed like the thing to do. did i think my eyeballs were going to fall out? no, i really wasn’t expecting THAT. i took a deep breath. as expected, it came back out the same place it had come in.

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.10.2011 @ 7:53 am

maroon

on an island of scarlet sand, far far away from rescue, who will come back? who will save you from it? the cloak of night pushes you further and further away. roving marauders ranging in age from far too new to far insane we clear the way forth with our brain and who we are is what we took when we got sent away..

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.08.2011 @ 6:28 am

cast

a shadow is cast over the banks of the river when the tree hits sky hits sun hits night looming over the star-speckled net. cast again into the waters of the evening, sparkling little lights spin webs of hope into the night again and everyone comes out to play, each member of the cast of characters has something to say

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.06.2011 @ 9:50 pm

given

into my hands a glass full of light is given to me. a chalice from which i can drink. i put it to my lips and sip the golden-scented dreams that quench my soul this starborne night. i can’t image any greater gift than this. it is exactly what i need. i light up from within, sparkling

» Posted By oliver danni On 07.02.2011 @ 9:34 pm

wade

wade in the water. wade in the deep pools around your ankles. feel the mud beneath the surface trickle up around your toes. hear the bullfrogs egging you on. just put your toe in. just take another step. you’re just wading, just taking chances, just trying to see what will come of this.

» Posted By oliver danni On 06.29.2011 @ 11:54 am

crush

i took another spoonful of the icy sweet delight in my paper cup. crushed fruit crushed ice smooshered together into a tasty little confection with no nutritional content. yum.

» Posted By oliver danni On 06.28.2011 @ 11:13 am

lust

the tingling starts behind my thighs and sprinkles upwards, wanting to pull me forwards into another body. the way you smell! i can almost hear it, singing to me.

» Posted By oliver danni On 06.28.2011 @ 7:43 am

intense

pounding in between my skin and bones, pushing me forth into the fog where i fill myself with feeling from the core of the earth, sound noise sound noise every sense overflows in the tension it grows who knows where we scream ourselves out from?

» Posted By oliver danni On 06.22.2011 @ 8:56 pm

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