Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26th, 2010

poem for past midnight

when i close my eyes
against nighttime darkness
in a bed's cool sheets and heavy blankets
and sleep is wrapping up around me,
like love
it's you who is within me,
heating my blood,
your face imprinted on the inside of my eyelids
like love

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25th, 2010

there is a full moon
and we're acting crazy

like we're supposed to
when the moon is full

hanging heavy in a deep, black sky
a white pearl eclipses reason
blots out the parts of us
that make us see sense

in other words
we are blinded by the glare
of our own failings

and we rage.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19th, 2010

one month and four days have passed

that is 34 days or a fuck of a lot of hours
since they broke your window and crashed into your house,
pilfering through your things and stealing them
you were robbed, (though this is a word you try not to say too often
this is a word you keep to yourself, for late nights when you can't sleep and you roll it around and over your tongue like a secret shame)
and you thought you had the list, you thought you had it all:

1. camera
2. bicycle
3. necklace
4. ipod
5. computer one
6. computer two

but today you discover: they took your food scale

and this shocks you
and surprises you
but not, surprisingly, because it's a fresh violation.
what shocks you is that you have been off your diet for
thirtyfour days

that's a fuck of a lot of days
to cheat.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6th, 2010

we are tiptoeing on the edges of happiness
going in circles, sometimes, of course,
but the point is we are getting closer to the centre

this is like a record, remember those? old-fashioned, like Love, like This

i can't help but look
sideways, out of the corner of my eye, back-glancing as we go
and behind us the edges are slipping away, crumbling, and i can't tell if this
destruction of the past is

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5th, 2010


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Monday, October 4, 2010

sunday october 3rd, 2010

awake awake awake awake

it's because we slept so long this morning
but also because
we are sleeping alone tonight.