Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mangoes

Unripe fruit hangs heavy on these branches untouchable and bitter as tears in a throat, unswallowed. Still, the sun kisses what can never be sweet and will never seed anything but anger, forests of it. Advertisements

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There Are No Words

We should be boxed and ribboned, candy everyone wants, a sweet we give and pass around, but say nothing and be eaten. There are no words we can use, when yes is whore language and no becomes a knife in … Continue reading

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Tilus series–dVerse meeting the bar

At dawn an unbroken spiderweb glows delicate, like this day, easily snapped

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vortices

I am spinning in the spin of unchained polar air, of the politics of a planet melting at the tips and freezing more in the middle and they call it spin, they call it science made opinion: one out of four … Continue reading

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Not a Ruth and Naomi Story (a sonnet)

I never promised to go where you led With the blind belief of a burdened beast, My feet following any path you made. We are not a fated twining, our threads Spun and woven to oneness, west and east Meeting … Continue reading

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For Stephanie

You loved children. You taught vacation bible school in the summers. You worked on the church nativity scenes, but what I want to know what I need to know is that, just once and maybe more than once you opened … Continue reading

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