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Chain Smoking

It wasn’t ever personal, until you were the only person I could think of, unintentional, so impractical, I began speaking in clich├ęs and dreamy drooling. My eyes carved out, spinning wildly on the staff room table, as I placed marble hearts, where they used to reside. I had a lovely time, watching you chain smoke, […]

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A Moonlit Kiss in The West End

I remember you, six foot something sunset, who ran away from the circus. Waiting in a Chinatown alley, to entice me to the dark, with candy clouds.     Your name melted on my tongue, sensual, sugary syllables, dancing down my throat, and back out. I spelled it out in sighs, drinking in the sights. […]

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Abuela’s Ashes

They sense you, you know, your songs spill to the streets. They hear you, in the line outside, discussing a new centrist party, that will definitely work out, and an article you read, in Lenny, about why ironic, hipster racism, is actually the best weapon against the far right, or something. They are hunting you, […]

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Where We Came From

I still hear you, crawling from your music box, fresh on the floor, always on my mind. I tried to find you, in him, but you can’t find love, in a man you just tolerate. I holler at the moon, silently, my eyes leak, loud, as I sing our song, at the window sill, waiting […]

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Planting Roses

No bars to break, but here I am, surrounded by searching space, a prisoner, encased in ivy, that I have imagined, grew side by side, with the roses we planted.     I never knew my charge, but I was sentenced to be sped, back to the real world, on several delayed trains, with barely […]

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