History Restricts What Time Gives (and love too)

1. A railing design, wracked in nuance, habituates purpose to normalize the human lean. A bird perches on the pole, uses it as a stage to croon and seduce potential lovers. An ant wanders out of rank and file, begins to climb up the rod in honor of the Hive, to service the Queen. ItContinue reading “History Restricts What Time Gives (and love too)”

Mourning Doves Alive Again

Halitosis afflicts the discussion  Two tones Distributed as one. Hang-nail dangles from their pinky  Holds court AMONG the coffee cup. Back braced against  A Cotton sealed spine. They met with pigeons in mind. Dirty birds. Dirty words.  Clustered in flocks and folds. Inside the hotel room  Secrets assume a closed fist. Love taps begin  LustContinue reading “Mourning Doves Alive Again”

artificial sweetener

Artificial sweetener packets decorated the car’s floor-mats. Their wet shoes made them martyrs. A few sprinkles escaped, Separated and near change, Butterfly wings dried  And saved their disintegration   For the last trip home.  Some moments belong in paper-bags.  It’s all relative  To the drop off, stepping out, Putting rehearsal to use and knowing Lives whichContinue reading “artificial sweetener”

Sad Person Qualifications

Top floor apartments shelter stair noises, no longer content belonging to levels, they die where brick and stucco meet the morning fog. But the hollow footsteps compete for space within the soundscape, challenging my neighbors, arguing in Spanish, deaf translations to my English trained brain, it’s the tone I recognize and door slams and whimpering,Continue reading “Sad Person Qualifications”

Death to the Cash Cow

Crucifix secured to string, dangled from Aseop’s neck, removed and left on his end table, next to his rocking chair and settling in to teeter, he placed a cold soda inside the string spiral. Aluminum can adjusted to different temperatures, perspired and left a ring of moisture behind as Aseop lifted the soda, took aContinue reading “Death to the Cash Cow”

Hot Take: Falling in Love

Apprehending the tonal qualities of slumbering roots Mapping designations for growth, Displayed in the silent drift of pollen  Taking to Icarus’  Down- Fall. Stepping out of his house,  Keeping hands occupied  By making shadow puppets      for entertainment: broadcasted: in earnest To the stage of Noon  And the basement shows of beyond workday acquittal.Continue reading “Hot Take: Falling in Love”

Dante’s Guided Inferno Tours. ONLY $10.99!!!

Dante shot an echo, detailed a composition of natural noise to compare against the cold air and sulfur stench, perfuming his surroundings. But without a standard from which to build experienced recognition his brain abandoned memories and in its place deciphered from what he’d read off the internet to mesh the details and give theContinue reading “Dante’s Guided Inferno Tours. ONLY $10.99!!!”

atoms.

Atoms foretold of destruction, to control physical law, but understanding these reactions should’ve coordinated calm… Shooting star caught the attention of a coyote, she followed the fading light to the shores of a pond which was bordered off by a chain link fence. She approached the barrier and dug underneath a post, slid through theContinue reading “atoms.”

tinder. (in context)

Tinder is Frankenstein’s monster incarnate, algorithm serving as the great doctor’s laboratory and thumb swipes as scalpel swipes, organizing from memory the perfect sex doll to facilitate rehearsed desires. Organic tissue damned to a permanent showcase, remove the eyes from subject two, posing with a golden retriever puppy, head cocked slightly to angle sunlight alongContinue reading “tinder. (in context)”

And Of Course She Ignores Your Dumbass

Design the question to Alleviate a cellphone twitch.  Distinguishing a text  From an email.  And I’ll never bother her  Again. Of course I lie, In operation of survival.  To make it hurt less.  Swallowing pride  And it tastes like cracked glass.  Reflection fractured, Compensation  For when I’m acting up.  Darling.  Darling.  Darling.  Repetition creates comfort, Continue reading “And Of Course She Ignores Your Dumbass”