Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Quoted. Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

“Do you ever feel that way?"
"Lonely?"
I search for the words. "Restless. As if you haven't really met yourself yet. As is you'd passed yourself once in the fog, and your heart leapt - 'Ah! There I Am! I've been missing that piece!' But it happens too fast, and then that part of you disappears into the fog again. And you spend the rest of your days looking for it."
He nods, and I think he's appeasing me. I feel stupid of having said it. It's sentimental and true, and I've revealed a part of myself I shouldn't have.
"Do you know what I think?" Kartik says at last.
"What?"
"Sometimes, I think you can glimpse it in another.” 
― Libba BrayThe Sweet Far Thing

Monday, February 27, 2017

brackish

"this is a dead zone. brackish and black. a hope i cling to because the darkness is deadly. but not more eventual than this ending. I've illusioned myself into this. flashing light into nothing and calling it art. you want me drunk, opened mouth, and utterly silent. twisted around your need to feel desire. d. "

art museum 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sedum

Press the seed of this story just inside my lips
I will nurture it with warm breath and a low hum
Let it dance from the tip to the cup of this tongue
Germinating
Articulating
Then tuck it safe inside my cheek for later
When it's time to swallow it whole

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Innuendo


I don't know if I am more taken by your words, or by the space around them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little armoured one.

2017.

You've presented me with the Kaleidoscope, the Cactus, and the Armadillo.

A year to see things differently.
To learn the art of not overdoing it.
And to know how to protect myself.

You are beauty, balance, and boundaries.

And I'm here for 365 spins of the sun.

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Little armoured one,

The beauty is inside.
Turn around and spin in the light.
You have what you need within you.
May your own brilliance refract and overflow.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

United.

What if we weren't divided
And we realized that lines were meant for geography
not for unity
Coordinates to help us find each other, not lose sight of one another
And borders for holding things together
not for keeping them apart
What if the state we were in was humanity
And each person held equal weight
Because gravity doesn't take into account fear, origin, or acceptance
Even though all this hate feels to heavy to bear
What if we blurred the lines
and realized that we all came from the same energy
and we will all be laid to rest in the same ground
What if the flag we waved was surrender
A flash of white, like the clouds that blanket this entire planet, that let's everyone know they can close their eyes, safe in their skin
No matter where their human ship landed in this world

Friday, November 11, 2016

11 11

She said, "Imagine the plants that could live in that light.

I said, "Imagine the woman."


Sunday, August 7, 2016

conscious surrender

The nectar sweetens and the hummingbird comes. There nectar never chases the bird.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Redefined.

Kite
I tethered myself to the idea of you and lost my footing as your mind drifted away.

Brick
It doesn't matter how high the climb. The fall is always fast and hard.

Time Travel
The past feels far more probable than the present.

Addiction
If you were a drug I'd be dead by now.

Quicksand
As long as I'm doing it with you in mind I've made no progress at all.

Omission
That was the day I forgot to tell you that I unloved you.

Disenchanted
I don't care. That's worse.

Remission
I don't care. That's a lie.

Early mourning
Mourning with the person you are mourning is merely a false start.

Grayscale
How dare you drain the color from my face leaving me with nothing but raw expression.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Get Personal.

i feel like as individuals the way we solve these problems with the world is on a very personal level. extend love to yourself. to those closest to you. to the strangers you pass. create moments of love and peace around you.

we continually act like it’s an us versus them world. and i truly believe that for most it isn’t.
for most there is love. there are people outside the flow. those people are casting trauma and collective heartache. but they don’t represent the whole.

something needs done, but I don’t believe anger is it. and right now fear and anger are what are at the top.