All That’s Goodbye

Pull gently, I'm not meant to stretch in this direction. Paint me carefully, outside perfection's chrome cast palletes. Smoke me slow like a mouthful of malice, molars cracked. Serenade me with ballads but leave me room to mourn because I see no reason why I need to do this anymore. And I don't mean life, … Continue reading All That’s Goodbye

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I Got No Home for Christmas (2014)

We woke to red and green in a spinning ravine. The future used to be our living room but we can’t move the pieces so easily like it’s furniture anymore. An eerie presence has settled on the woodwork of a derelict porch, tucked inside upholstery that used to all but support our bond, on cushions … Continue reading I Got No Home for Christmas (2014)

For Ess

This wasn't no childhood love story, predestined, albeit a bit boring. I didn't meet you on some Sunday morning street; we weren't given serendipity's blessing. We came across each other, second-guessing questionable choice of past lovers and pieces of ourselves we gave away, voices of self-harm on replay. We persevered a little, learned to whittle … Continue reading For Ess

Elope with Me

Free Verse ReVolution

We stopped at the corner store for smokes,
rolling papers and
a couple cans of Coke,
abandoning bicycles with
bent spokes by
the door.

The cashier let it slide when we were too
poor to pay
the bill, told us to
come back tomorrow before eleven a.m.

We’d be a county away by then
but I’d send change
in the mail.

Fly away like hunted quail,
avoid wanderlust’s more
populous trails, reminders how
we failed to adapt
to gunshots.

We drove all night to where the sun comes up,
posting selfies for no one in
particular to
dissect,
except your
dad ’cause
I’m stealing his daughter with
origami maps and
papier mache vows.

If you want to lie beneath the stars after,
two newlywed nomads, I won’t be mad because you
were made for me.

Think of the tall grass as
our own little town, citronella
streetlights
and the whole

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