break up

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yes because you left

how many memories have you lost already   those where no one leaves you where you were afraid everyone would where you are naked for the first time in front of me like a failed simile or a lonely pier during a storm where there were no good goodbyes but no bad ones either where … Continue reading

this is not a poem about you

i am ok surrounded by constellations of coffee stains i didn’t drink   i am fine not noticing the weather or the sun burns   i am content with ice cream chess mismatched strands of hair   i am incredible bloated here with nothing at all that pours out still   i am defiant against … Continue reading

damp light

now and then i see you in places we never visited but that i am sure you would like with very bitter coffee and very dark chocolate and where there is a song we both haven’t heard yet but we will look for frantically without success until years after in yet another yellow room after … Continue reading

clocked out, or to take down space

heavy with emptiness and the light of the sun i have burned your shadow between the breathes of my fingers trying to grab the still spinning rings of saturn or at least those pieces unfinished where life could be beyond the small here where you have left me with all the time i saved so … Continue reading


an ocean sunk in the middle where you left a deep blue that one could slip maddeningly in love with plump there where no one knew how to swim in a condo with a door too small and a bed too empty on the fifteenth floor of a city that sees its shore receding daily … Continue reading


what full flowers you planted in my pupils   but i could not see   what solacing songs you echoed in my ears   but i could not hear   what longing love you holed in my heart   but i could not bleed   i was still plucking the flailed feathers from the bird … Continue reading

ha lo

where did the day drip to when i was once in so many strangers’ photos by accident laughing with the waves beside a family at the beach or as a grain in the dark distance against the embrace of two lovers or with you who wondered how many people thought of you when they saw … Continue reading

through though tough

do we have time to watch the birds we who were the sky   can we stop to swim in the ocean we who were the waters   is there enough skin to bask in the sun we who were the light   what are we now though we who were we until we needed to … Continue reading


if you stayed the streetlight would suck stars away as always night would pool in lakes the seasons would come talking of weather to people already complaining that it is not so and so compared to last year   if you stayed there would still be people at a cheap diner with years of marriage … Continue reading

aside display

the following are not the the, though the ends too * love me until i love me * you are made of galaxies that didn’t make it but that one day can figure out how much failure can be created through all you are and mostly aren’t * are you the smoke of the cigarette or … Continue reading