Posts tagged: poem
I wish I had ideas.
I really need your help.
Pretend I’m your rabbit.
Your piano recital.
The ghost that makes you write
whatever you want.
Pretend I’m whatever you want.
I’m going to imagine you’re a woman
staring out a kitchen window
hands and face
covered in suds.
Here is my…
the more you follow dirt road the steeper it opens down for you until – river. Around this bend and the huge dead old fallen – river. The pickup’s gone ass over – river. I am a shard of shale a pebble of sunward sediment a cloud of mud and moss taken with language making the longest way to the ocean but first the trees that wick the fur in the thirst but first the heat of insects but first we must visit every home but first every mouth every feed all hunger, look, river, I built you this drum. On it you will teach me a song.
My favorite Google poem.
come point at the numbers
before I hide them away in leaves :
come into the dream where
you have a split lip, little $ lapping at the ankles :
where you are a diptych of prose & bloodloss
shepherded across my tongue
by three lower order choristers :
today on waking I will buy 4 oz. bacon & one roll :
tomorrow a cabbage, apple, some nuts :
the next day two 24 oz. beercans
& I will write my book-of-songs entitled “juke”
& I will protect you, for this book is knit
from the bear I shot in the moss :
his words awakened & they’re in your hands now
& I give them to you, fawn
You fall asleep in the middle of a party.
Not an invitation to most girls, but I buckle
under the weight of stillness. Hover. One stolen
moment given wings. Would’ve been easier keeping
sunlight on my tongue than not touch. You,
Puck spilling flowers into eyes. Call the beginning
apple core. Beneath that beard-softened jaw,
a clutch of teeth. You are still unbruised: what
the snake gave, the one I dream most often, doorway
in my sleep. A dare rises in our throats. I cast a girl off a cliff,
skin the neighbor’s cat, leave my scarf at the bar, handprints
on your car’s hood, fingers hooked in each buttonhole.
So fucking good!