Kiss me18-08-12More Like This
On the platform where she stood with you
lay broken curses - directed at busses -
scattered evenly between red boys,
hungry smartphones, and taxi-drivers.
Abandoned on aimless benches again,
are the two words she could not say,
yet her mind echoes them like churches,
so she left them there - for you to rescue,
for when she comes back home.
The platform where you stood with her
conceals miracles - like in those fairytales -
bottled up and in need of some questions,
but real, and tangible like you.
Lingering above a zealous escalator,
traces of you dance throughout her hair,
they mesmerize like singing fireflies,
so she captures them - for her to treasure;
until you come back home again.
Arugula02-09-12More Like This
I throw fake flowers around the room
and words like
relationship and us and bubble
and when I sleep I dream of
a nesting chicken and twenty mice
underneath my bed.
This week I tried to dye my hair
[blond, but no-one noticed]
then I fell asleep with smokey eyes
and when I looked into the mirror
I thought: who on earth am I?
Because I'm so mean and you're mean
and I smile because I love it
and then I counter all your quick remarks
with macaroni art.
I'm a better woman with you. You say:
have a cookie
I can't wait for the 'taking each other
for granted' part to start.
You quote with precision
I wrote: Isn't that strange? But it isn't.
About time you asked me that
you say - then laugh. Let's do it.
Let's make some applesauce together.
By the time I pass by Hilversum
I'm quite dizzy from abusing my brain and
my knees certainly don't feel the same.
Mashing apples is much harder than
I ever would've thought.
I think I wa
Carefully30/31-10-12More Like This
I picked the wrong time
to fall sixty-
six kilometers apart, my heart
is somewhere in a cardboard box;
I pray you wrapped it
The past, like a desert sand
storm, I am cocooned
inside of it. The snakes are screaming
for me to come back. So
I pray you'll say you'll be here
am down to the last
bottle of white wine, down to
the last time
I'm screaming at air. Down to the last secret
I need to share.
But it chose the wrong time
to crush me; I'll kick it back freezing
just one last time, please,
don't lay your arms around me.
I pray you'll ask me