She wakes up cold, with honeybees in her ears singing an old lullaby. Advertisements
When the penny was discontinued, she sat on the carpet counting them for hours until I could taste the acidic steel in the air. She ran her fingerprint over the spine of the maple leaf, murmuring each date. She put them in piles that were counted over and over. Her hands started to shake, and […]
There blooms a fiery flower under your forehead today. It singes my lips.
Go where the birds glide under the ocean waves, they are hidden in fish bodies, missing their feathers— their means for flight. They traded them for scales when a slimy frog told them it was right; the deep blue sea was the new place to be over the wide blue sky.
Love yourself, find the tide of your ocean. There it emerges, roaring against the tips of your skin.
I suppose we learn to sink into these days, like sinking into the silk of sheets. We breathe, we are lost. We must let ourselves crawl into the dirt of these days, like roots, clutching for our missing nutrients—always digging deeper for something more. But that something comes only in moments. If it was constant, […]
They cry to me from their golden cages, where letters are stamped out from their fingers. The stencilled out phrases rattle through the bars, so that they can no longer reach them. The letters spell ‘help,’ but their long-lashed eyes and downy hair makes me hate them. For I have small eyes, shrunk back in […]