if i were to have a superpower it’d be slow- motion for all the times you turned heads skyward although i’d have to make rules for non- interference such as letting your teardrops hit the dirt-floor otherwise we’d sink to the bottom of a saltless sea
Take a little time To forget what I just said Pull a drag off my cigarette just to get heat in my head Body language confusing words Distractions bypass Confessing what I wanted to hear first News from some dude Claimed he had her
All the kisses and make believe Won’t convince or make me believe When I hear it from you I’ll leave
Just let me down Now So I can go home Please just let me down Now So I can move on for now I’ll just stay here afraid I’m only happy ...
her soles curl inward and the earth crumbles beneath worries cracks fill with dirt that began as a mountain ranging across the geography of wrinkling time the trouble is pin-pointed in the furrow she dug and ...
it is dead in town i saw the first ghosts of the night sweep by their translucent shapes ebb and flow into the streets of Durham nothing to show of resilience or wanting to be free just ghosts walking mindlessly no destination no understanding of direction just some mildly understood digression in the everyday itinerary we call life
I dreamed that night of wooden boats caught up in tempestuous waves blinking cabin lights piercing darkness, the only stars in the sky our bodies inhabited by drums— lightning fired veins:
you were all mine, my rainclouds to nurture beating your rhythmic tears on tin roofs to the ebb and flow of passing time gifting your deathly seconds to empty rescue blankets, vacant shoes, my skeleton foetal on cliff tops.
Life; the infinite circle of dreams written in the stars. Death; is on the back of a turtle waiting for the far. The time stretching sand, dripping destiny into jars. Life is a destination; what will be your car? Choose your vehicle; which will carry you on? Death is unspoken; a funeral of songs. If all you wished for was all suddenly gone, What would you desire first in front of the new sun?
See the car parks with their shiny new cars, next to the sparkling new sports arena and the smiling children, excited about the game to be seen. See the lovely girls with their perfect faces near the skyscraper buildings that pierce the sky. And how people pay so much for something to eat, in the expensive restaurants always so full. Look at the beautiful shops full of wonderful clothes and the children enjoying life down at the beach.