is this how it is to fly?the sleepy storm of your aeroplane fingers
hurricaning gentle rushes along the tips of my ear flesh--
no, i did not say stop
as a child in your arms, I wish for more wishes
too few are the moments we glide beneath our eye sheets
tucking our tears into slippery sleep
when does wait turn into savour?
jester flowers dance jangly yellow beneath my feet and i feel
the gentle grumble of the wind's distaste through my ear pipes
along my jaw; my straining neck
a furore of bent elbows and outstretched arms tasting cloud whispers
on my cheeks, on my lips, and my hair no longer obeys the law
is this how it is to fly? arms wicked propellers and spinning
turning running sideways centripetal;
my centre? is where, is where?
i am your el(e)-o-c(tro)ution
you are my hard starboard.
everyone was once a smaller face to cry
act i into(beauty)act i into7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
obscured into a blur
i become fluid with the silent
motion of the lines
my eyes are a continuing moment
along the spectrum of heard
seen tasted felt
this is the wonder of is
i miss the genesis
the before the flood
the fluid motion
of calling home the birds
with a scattering of seeds
the tips of your hair
dapple bright ecstasies
on your reflection
they drip the terror
from your throat
a tracing of your skin
under my skin print
injects memory into my fingers
and solidifies in silence
it was raining when-
it was raining when-
it was raining when you held your parasol high
and laughed at the sun
it was bright light then-
it was bright light then-
it was bright light then when your umbrella on
pulled laughter from the bus
(a he i
my condolences for your
wake up, wake up
it isn't morning
but for the tumble
for the tumble
i give you warmth
is whenI do suppose the end is when I say I love you.is when7 years ago in Typographical More Like This
I do suppose the end is when I say I love you
I do suppose the end is when I
I do suppose the end is love
I do suppose the end is when I say I
I do suppose the end is when you
batteries unincludedyou are an hourbatteries unincluded8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sixty minutes of sixty tickings
in this hour is every word
youve ever said
i have an old wrist watch my father gave me
i say old, because five years is a long time when it is a quart of your life.
i use it to count you.
staring at the straight lines and reflecting the tubed light into a dancing circle on the wall
a spotlight for an ant
i imagine a woven straw hat and cane
there was always dancing wasnt there?
there was, but it was never us that were dancing. its just a configuration.
you know, of talk.
something we forgot all about.
perhaps it wasnt forgetfulness but forced ignorance.
you know, being stubborn, like stains you can never get out in the morning.
it isn't really autumnwe taught our graceit isn't really autumn7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to fly, and it taught
us to stay
tethered to our dreams
in a frightful way
like leaves do to branches
your lips spill truthyour ardour pearls into cups to catch my eyesyour lips spill truth7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but we do not fall for weakness; pin pricks beneath
my toes and i keep falling
your empty hands caress the washed streets of my cheeks
but too late for the deluge
you stroke tomorrows downstream
you are a word i suddenly remembered the meaning for
misusing it this whole time,
i feel such a fool.
im caught in an updraft of your hello
the easy way that smile turns into my name
turns to a frown
im seducing the last traces of your nonchalance
beckoning him out with promises
i sense your lips do lie, but we both know
a kiss can last forever and
forever can end with a kiss.
i am made of glasshold mei am made of glass9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
up to the light
and you will find her
smudged around my heart--
a tangled interstate of
with no exits.
Another Road Songfor ashAnother Road Song8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For a given value of love, this
is your song –
Let's run away.
I have bags, a ticket,
sex on my tongue, 8
new ways to say
I don't mind I can't
ever go home.
I don't mind, for a given value
of love, I can't ever go home.
Let's walk on the sun.
Heard a song once, said
it can be done and I don't
trust those stoners but I'd
walk across coals for God,
God makes the sun flowers, so
for a given value of hot,
I'd say you're the one.
just likehe said,just like8 years ago in Typographical More Like This
you taste kind of nice
ill give you a try.
its been too long
i know ive forgotten.
its just like riding a bike
i always used to crash
A Dreamer BlessingMama, I met a dreamer.A Dreamer Blessing8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the glass I'd broken, I thought
dreamers shy from edges. But in between
the cracks - it's in between the cracks
where you break your mother's back
for how she let you become
such a dreamer - in between
the cracks I found someone, Mama,
who won't shy from ledges
I hear the heart grows callused.
You wear it on your palm and heave
against the ground, you and your novel
ways to fly. So what comes from you
has passport, but what goes in breaks skin -
guerrila love, no trust,
ash to dust, blood lust,
in which to recover
let's never go home.
Let's never go home.
This dance lives in the aether,
let's breathe what we can't
swallow, let's swim when we
can't fly - let's spin ourselves
what casing God allows
for now, and try not to break.
Let's promise to leave
when we can't stand.
Mama, I met a dreamer.
I glued up all the glass and built
these ledges. But I have no wings to fly.
My ResistanceΣτην ανηφόρα προς το όμορφο θανάτωμαMy Resistance8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
το χώμα έλαμπε σα νεογέννητο ηλίου.
Φυτείες γαλήνης απλώνονταν σε κύκλους
που τις εργάζονταν
- αόρατες στ' α
ShadowsongΕίχα πολύ καιρό να σε δω.Shadowsong7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Κι εκεί που νόμιζα ότι σε είχα πια ξεχάσει, να 'σαι.
Παλλόμενος κι ηλεκτρικός, όπως σε θυμόμουν.
Κι εγώ να γίνομαι απλή, αέρινη και λίγο αυστηρή
όπως μ' αγάπησες - κι όπως με μίσησ
One-Poet Stand Των Γυναικών ΕπιδερμίδαOne-Poet Stand8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Στη φυλακή των απολιθωμένων μου παθών
κολλάω αυτί στον σάρκινο τον τοίχο
κι αφουγκράζομαι το βόμβο
PromiseΥπόσχεσηPromise8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Σιώπησε στις τελευταίες πράξεις,
Σιώπησε το φως
π' αγκάλιαζε χορδές
(να τελικά που οι ευχές δε σμίγουν
και οι φωτιές
για δεύτερη φ
OppositionΑντίλογοςOpposition8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Ήταν τις νύχτες όταν άκουγες του φόβους να μαζεύονται στην πίσω αυλή. Κοιτώντας κρυφά πίσω απ τις λευκές κουρτίνες, τους έβλεπες να γλιστρούν πίσω από τα σταθμευμένα αυτοκίνητα, να
in the future. nowi cannot tellin the future. now7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
whether or not
it's the weather
or my toes are
cold for other
on top of me
like all the
oceans and all
and dead things
and oil spills
and a need
it is only a romantic notion
a dream for a higher purpose
special things that seperate
there was something worth it
up there, you told me
no one would ever think to look for me
(i too, deserve the sun, sometimes, sometimes)
you asked never
you asked never to
never to sing
you asked never
never to sing
you asked never
never to sing
never to sing
never to sing that song to you
watercolour my eyes a song
over the mountains
hold my ears close
and berate brush strokes - to my
solidify words in my mouth
so hard and crystal sharp
they bleed into my stomach
and grow trees up my pipes
blooming you morning
on all my photographs
a decade ago i
I wish I had more time..I was going to send this in a note in private to you.. but then I thought.I wish I had more time..2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Why should I hide these feelings and thoughts from the world? I am not ashamed or embarassed by my feelings
So although I don't have any beautiful lines of poetry to make your heart melt and sing with joy and I don't have any dazzling gifts to give you. I will do my best to make my ordinary every day words do the same.
I was thinking of you today; how your smile warms my heart.. and how your laugh makes me smile. How I get lost in your eyes each time I look into them, how your voice calms the storms in my heart and quiets the voices in my head. Because when you speak, You have my full attention and nothing will break it. Because there is nothing more important in my world than you. Nothing at all.
And while lost in my thoughts for you, I couldn't help but wonder..
How long will we be together?
Will we be happily married?
Will we have children together?
Long walks and talks about our lives?
Tell Her - Border SeriesWill you still persist, axe to your ownTell Her - Border Series9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
throat, standing on the front lines?
I love your body, don't you love your body?
And all the dead rebound off
the ground, and say, "Tell her to
stop, Kyla, tell her to come live
on this side of the line, where there is
sparse shelling and time for tea between.
Tell her the world is made for dirt and water
which take care of their own - they take
care of their own in the end. No holding
the world, tell her, no carrying it on
your shoulders like that's what it means
to be strong." I was on the field, my love,
when they said, "Tell her
it's her that has gravity, she already
calls the earth to her knees."
EndΘέλει απλά να σκάσει ένα χαμόγελο σε κάποιον,End8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
και μετά θα κλάψει πάλι, εντάξει.
She just wants to smile to somebody,
and the she'll cry again, allright.
Test DriveTest Drive8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You gnawed on the plastic wrap
and forced my chest open
so you could taste my heart beat
before deciding whether to chew, or spit
me out like a pellet gun aiming straight for my skull.
That is how the wire snapped, your teeth clenched
around fresh love like the Sunday roast your mother cooked
when a girl called Anna left you –
'I want to be the one in control' you say
as you count the wrinkles below my hair line
and press your knuckle lips onto mine.
Anything.We waited in silence,Anything.2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
For a sound.
But nothing ever happened,
And no one ever came.
We waited for him.
But he never came.
A long plane ride in bitter silence,
Left alone with a crushing reality.
He was never coming home.
And we realize that no amount of wishin will bring him back to us.
But still we wait.
Wondering if he watches us or turns away in shame?
Wondering if he's proud of who we became?
Wondering if he will visit our dreams anymore?
And we wait in silence.
For a sound.
FlyFly.Fly4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let me fly away.
Please let me fly away.
Before I fall, please let me fly away.
Somewhere inside... Before I fall, please let me fly away.
Dead somewhere inside... Before I fall, please let me fly away.
I am dead somewhere inside... Before I fall, please let me fly away.
Before I fall, please let me fly away. I am dead somewhere inside...
Before I fall, please let me fly. I am dead somewhere inside...
Before I fall, let me fly. I am dead somewhere inside...
Before I fall, let me fly. Dead somewhere inside...
Before I fall, fly. Dead somewhere inside...
Before I fall, fly. Dead somewhere...
Before I fall, fly. Dead...
Before I fall, dead.
I'll fly you home.I cradle the globe in my fist, riskingI'll fly you home.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the ocean spray and moonlit tides just to feel
your bewildered irises lock with mine and your breath
rush through my tilted axis.
The smudges from your half unread
atlas cut my scars in half, and Ill swear
to your unexplored oceans that I can find the needle
in your haystack and bring you back home.
I saw civilizations rise and fall through
my peephole in the asteroid belt of my backroom window,
and never before have I been so engrossed
in the simplicity of daisy chains and hopscotch
markings and carved initials in the spines of trees.
I always meant every syllable and when you
lost the fight with those dilapidated arms, I was the
wind that blew you beyond the city walls you despised
so much, into matching breathing patterns and unfolding
Ill be waiting to catch your fingertips this sunset.
Learning to Fly .Today I couldn't remember theLearning to Fly .4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
exact color of your eyes.
And I can't remember the way you said
"I love you" when you meant it. (Did you ever?)
And I'm so sick of love songs saying
don't let me go, don't let me go,
when I'm not the one that's leaving.
Oh please, oh please don't leave me.
Yeah, like you're going to listen.
You're not here anymore.
And I forgot how my heart used to race
and how my whole being shivered
when I knew nothing of heartbreak.
But my heart won't be beating tonight.
and it won't be beating tomorrow.
And not until I am able to
promise myself eternity.
Cause every bird has to fall
to spread it's wings and fly up high.
And I'll be no bird -
I'll be an angel.