Fireflies in Glass Jars

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Remember to Float

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Remember to Float

They asked me why I do not fly,
I told them it’s not that I don’t know how too,
I just need to be closer to the earth right now.

They asked me why I do not close my eyes
I told them it’s because I see so much better when they are open

They asked me how I move so quickly 

I tell them that I am pure electricity

It’s important to never get too close
Never stand in a puddle and gr...

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Spirit Animal

 

I can feel all of you writhing together

Pooling your heat

You are hot wires running through me

Electric as you cover

Your thin bodies wrapping themselves tightly

racing like  wind to a wildfire

You are covering me in flame

 

Dangerous animals are fleeing these woods

as you turn figure eights

creating paths of orange and red

trails of yellow t...

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Forlorn

 

Bring me someone new fast

 

No wait,

Bring me someone who is fast

and maybe together we can fall 

through these sleepless nights

like stars that burn out,

we will slip awkward, as we dip

fluttering like ash

we will darken the summer sky

filling it with heavy grays and whites

 

 We will become a flash of tumbling embers,

just built t...

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Chrysalis

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Chrysalis 

Water

 Throat

 Heart

 Root

 

I am surprised to hear my voice

so bold and sure of it’s self

as if it weren’t my own

 

and for a second there

I have to wonder.

 

I listen again,

 

There is a distant sound

of harmony and balance,

they are bleeding together

the masculine with the feminine

 

...

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Krilian Photography

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The pain is real
I've seen it
In fact it’s scientific
It’s realistic
It’s true
each time you rip a leaf in half it hurts
It leaves an outline
It’s electromagnetic field still glows
It’s forever connected
An aura brightly burning
completing it's path
You can not dest...

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Vertigo # 2

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Vertigo #2

With each panic attack,

I disassemble,

I break apart,

like glass slivers,

I am falling all around

 

There is a crowded bus ride ahead,

an elevator door closing behind,

5 o’clock traffic and all it’s stillness

waiting

The train with it’s voice letting me know that once again,

“the doors are now closing”

 

I fi...

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Vertigo #1

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Vertigo #1
 
I find myself gasping for breathe
 
dizzy and pushing at nothing
 
as hard as I can
 
 
Each day
 
I am breathing deeply
 
anxiety attack
 
after anxiety attack
 
 
I have let you take over my days and nights for far too long
 
 
My past has once again backed me into a corn...

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Don't Forget

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Wake up

Eat

Coffee,

drink it quickly,

before it’s 8:30am

and it’s to late

 

Qi Gong till it’s time for more medication

 

Qi Gong is your medication

 

Medication makes you come down

Take it at 10am

Take before you go up

Before you notice you’re awake

 

Noon

Don’t forget your medication

Take it on an empt...

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These Days

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These days my body is filling up with light,

I can’t even help it

 

It’s happening without trying

There seems no room for darkness

 

My feet are extending

white roots

are growing ever

d

o

w

n

w

a

r

d

like a pair of tubers in rich soil

 

The universe is funneling itself through me

There is black hole fo...

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Postcard Perfect

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Post Card Perfect

 

It was New Years Eve

when you dipped me.

 

 You leaned in for a kiss.

I should have known then that eventually you'd drop me.

 

And

 the snow fell all around

a sailor and a nurse.

 

After the war had ended,

she stopped bandaging his wounds,

he bellied up to a bar

&

the photographed just faded away.

...

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Green Grass

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Just so You Know

The day you left, 

it rained for three fucking days

and man,

you still wouldn't wash away.


So I prayed out loud to the girls

with more grass

than that green grass

that we used to make love in.


I waited there sea sick,

in sea of emerald green

swaying back and forth

all around me.


Just then, the air picked up,

making the wheat fields arch 

a...

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It Rhymes

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Girls are like tiny diamonds,
as they slip through your hand
Boys are like plasma
dripping back to the sea
Like metal they rust
You can smell them both erode
They tell me it’s the salt in the water
that makes them both corrode

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Meridian Lines

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Meridian Lines
 
I have been opening the meridian lines
Gathering knowledge 
Stretching the lines of communication like the marks on my hips
 
Gaining greater understanding,
 of who the hell I may actually be
 
I am collecting all the pieces of myself
Bits from here and there
I am putting them back together again
with tiny much needed ...

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Underwater Creature

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I am an underwater creature

much faster than yourself

 

I am smoothed out

by the waves

your words a thousand dull lead sinkers around my neck

 

 I can not hear you here

 

Here, I belong to no one, 

not even myself

 

In fact, I do not exist

 

There is tranquility in nothingness,

no need for oxygen

or cigarettes

 

Cl...

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Candy Apple Love

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I loved you once.

Really, I did.

 

It was a sweet candied apple, kind of love

a legs wide open, love

a love that knew each and every one of my secrets.

Love?

 

Do you remember the night 

that I wrote testaments across your body?

 

You a moonlite canvas pale as washed wool.

 

I dream...

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Joan of Arc

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(part 1)
 
Loud, brash, sweet thing
Bring me some water to wet my whistle
For you
Love only lasts ten minutes at a time
 
Only this time
The time is mine
So go on over
Lay it down
 
Cause all your cards ain't showin
And my hands are full
 
I'll drop this heavy load
When words spill soft and free
Meaning what they sho...

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Questions I Never Asked

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From the hallway,
I am hidden
 
 I watch my father lay in the stillness
 

Eyes open,
he is somewhere farther away than I have ever been

 

 
He is fixed upon the tree limbs 
against the grey sky

and I am fixed upon his expression 
and all those secrects that he does not tell
 
I watch quiety,
 t...

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Sugar Revolution

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Be my sugar 
 
My revolution
 
Bring me fruit in the dead of winter
 
 as tears roll from your face.
 
Be sweet rebellion on hot summer nights.
 
Burn messeges onto thick leaves
 
and press them hard against my bedroom window.
 
 
Stand naked under the naked moon
 
Be raw
Be real
Speak true
 
...

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She Knows

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The angels cum for money
The money comes from sex
The sex is last nights million dollar needle
Baby's bruised arm can't bend to stop the nose bleeds
Or fix the drippy faucet
Or fix 
Or fix enough
to fix the holes in the walls
Or stop this broken shopping cart ride home.

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Falling Colors

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Pretty girl paints colors raw
 
with whole body
 
covered in wet white chalk
 
stinging the canvas with her strokes
 
as she bends in this hot light
 
 
 
On knees
 
you swish color up
 
lighting the room
 
song orange
 
in soft swift movements
 
canary yellow floats freely and  deep red
...

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Immortality

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Imitation sugar, petroleum jelly, styrofoam,
plastic milk jugs, cockroaches, 
toxic waste, photo chemicals, 
silicon implants, rayon shirts, 
carbon, light pollution,
 true love

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Some Times I Change My Mind

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 Sometimes I change my mind,
 
but mostly just the direction.
 
I think I’ll run into the woods, the next time I’m menstruating
 
and devour some wolves.
 
 
Or throw cotton balls at the Willamette river,
 
just to see how truly absorbent they are.
 
I’ll make a contest of it,
 
like the ol' school one's of "how ...

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Your Aquiantance

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 A letter to all the good night
 drive by boys
with their last forever kisses
that say...........
 
 '' every little things gonna be alright"
 
 
I sit fat,
 
ripening
 
Movement growing steadily within me
 
I
 
can no longer stand the quickening
 
building in my body
 
My belly swollen
 
...

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Broken Crystals

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Crystals cover the ground

 

They sky is covered in clouds

 

They say that white is the color of absence

 

Just like the caterpillars in the spring,

eating all the pretty leaves,

 

you in a swift second

blow in

stealing all the color from the sky.

 

Gorging you...

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Super Hero

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Just so you know, I've secretly been watching your stories.
 
I wait till your asleep,
fully asleep,
I check.
 
It is then that my research begins.
 
Late at night with a pair of head phones and a flickering TV
...... I've come to some conclusions.
 
Developing super powers m...

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A Ribbon Cut As Red As my Heart

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The California warmth has left my bones.
Now,
 old memories hang as heavy as these winter clouds,
  Again,
I am consumed by thoughts of you.
 
 Familiar smells,
 bring visions of your apocalyptic smile.
And I remember why I left.
 
 My bones feel that familiar ache
 as does my heart.
 
 Call me Phinnius, your trusted friend
...

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Vapor

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Stand back
and let me rise.

Or each glance I throw
will burn through you
like grapefruit acid
spit in both eyes.

I can no longer take the heat,
I am dissipating like the clouds that form each morning
above the Willamette River.

Each morning they are torn apart
and left to there own foolishness.

Soon I too will be an apparition
and you will be pawing at the early winter sky
with all your kitten love.


By the w...

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Fireflies in Glass Jars

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Fireflies in Glass Jars

 

I wonder about you sometimes,

So…. I have to keep my distance

 

I don’t always return the phone calls

Or get in touch the way I use to

 

You see,

Just like fucking strange men

Or sleeping in abandon cars

 

You my friend,

are not good for me.

 

You bring me back to who I used to be

An almost...

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