a vision

I. behind the heavy doors of sleep escaped wandering through swatches of magenta air the parted found the whole and melted into lumps of solid gold beneath alien trees on alien moons in alien skies beneath familiar windows and alien goodbyes in crashing waves and whalesong they arrived angry gods we have created and denied and then tricked into dying found me and pressed me into ice wine with their hammers made me account for all I’d...

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first voice

with a sadly smile I’m watching you escape finally from my beauty bruising lips and knowing knowing you will freely fly with scorched and soaring certainty to these temples of our earth and other earths and learn all my mistakes, mischance teaching understand the womb with teeth from which you leapt so surely wings you borrow from charcoal portraits of first voice before you circles manifesting everywhere they come from the ground and...

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regression

the sight of you hazed by time and especially tired, standing in a crowd of equals I could hear your laugh from way high away and far asleep, distressed, in a camel coat soft hands in long pockets, waiting for the stage unhinged me disheveled me threw me off completely song alone enough but physical presence- god, I could hear your voice it had been so long it’s been so long and even costumed you were beautiful and inside me...

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supernova

spilling out and over listening to yawn and hiccup of people preachers someone knew. Indoors on ugly carpet feet bleeding begging for an ounce of grace but Nothing comes, faster than he could even run a curlyheaded gauntfaced lover shouting from the lawn shouting from the lawn to our thick windows how to care he taught us all a hell of a lot of things but not about how to die so we will live I guess, when all we want to do is watch...

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