Wednesday, July 21, 2010

There is Always Nothing

Happening in Raleigh.

That is why everyone I know is depressed
or recovering from a heroin addiction.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

my superpower

i have the ability to delude myself into thinking
there is more to a person than
is so obviously there

never mind that when you and i talk
you must become derailed and speak
excessively to at least three other people
(strangers, sometimes.)
at speeds that exceed a speeding train

you cannot remember what it was that i do with my time
or that i am in school
or that i like to look at the sky too much

your blue eyes freeze me
your inked skin in the sun
i am left imagining what it would be like
if we could spend more than a spasm
of ten minutes alone together

what it would be like is
how it is already:
pretty shitty.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

names have been changed to protect the innocent.

he said aloud,
"i do not have a bank account."
and she thought, "well, that's stupid and does not make sense."
they walked five more steps to the corner.
then she thought, stealing a sideways glance at him
while he was smoking, "well, you are stupid. so i guess that does make sense."

Monday, July 5, 2010

we're in this one together.

I fell down in the crosswalk.
look directly at my bruises for a change.
it's like a damn pain nebula.