Monthly Archives: August 2012

draw(ing) game

when we were children my sister & I played spelling games on our backs, fingertip alphabets pressing questions into skin then, we had winners & losers now, you & I play a different game; my touch scribes, strokes the figuresĀ of … Continue reading

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origami feelings (a tritina)

the words you bring me are sweet shapes fanned, folded and pleated into origami hearts I unfold these paper hearts and smooth them to what is sweet at the center, love pleated should love be pressed and pleated twisted into … Continue reading

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love in active language

a cathedral built of live stone climbs skyward this is how I pray in breath consciously and always spires stretching to joy stained-glassed sun stamping color in light reliefs on the floor on my hands across knees this voice in … Continue reading

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sky music

i heard hymns sung in thunder today the deep bass drum of the sky torn open to bleed rain

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(play)grounding

play(ground) so sanitary now gravel not grass under small feet; harder walking but softer falls & no wearing grass to dust under swings where nothing grows childrenĀ chase each other in tribes, formed & warring in minutes in their game of … Continue reading

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tone of voice

we are instruments and our voices are well-tuned; sometimes we breathe language lightly & those scales feather skin like foreplay those tones you like, stroking spine & weaving through hair like elegant fingers but our words, too, carry little weight … Continue reading

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zoo nation (do not feed the animals)

***LANGUAGE WARNING*** no bad grammar, but I cuss a little in this one… politics regresses us. no grooming can kill all the parasites sucking us to anemia, but still we pick & stroke the minutiae that will bleed us empty … Continue reading

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