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“Friends”

  “Friends” because it’s easier. “Friends” because it’s a secret. “Friends” because it’s new. “Friends” because it’s me & you. “Friends” because that’s how it was. “Friends” because we’re scared. “Friends” because it’s safer.

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After All

And after all that needed to be said had not been said, with just a finger’s touch holding us together, we stepped apart to say good-bye, as if now strangers, letting the city walk between us without knowing why.

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Afterwards

  Afterwards breath returns in a rush. Afterwards you are lost, then found again. Afterwards the laughter of relief. Afterwards the hush before a storm but the storm has passed. Afterwards the emptiness returns. Afterwards the desire to escape. Afterwards … Continue reading

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Because Fur Telephones Breed No Lies

Punk wing angels sprout in highway hearts Leather jacket shadows swoop through blind city bars Metal eyes purr over the cats they must watch Silver hands open night’s bleeding forest of pills Fish slide through freedom’s silent surface String hands … Continue reading

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Black

Black is. Black is the loneliest colour. Black is an urban colour. Black says “No.” Black says “FUCK OFF!” Black is as thick as night. Black is for hiding in. Black is the end & black is the beginning. Black … Continue reading

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Bread

  Where is the bread in your eyes? Where is the water in your voice? Where is the blood in your touch? The wine on your lips? The spice of your skin? In stone, your name says nothing.

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CornerMan

  shivering fall in senseless spasm pain so bright against the night so wet & slick screaming at the red dreams sick lips love tight sweat steaming cold razor flowers in the window bleeding angels dragging naked needle eyes burning … Continue reading

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Easter

You, turning, burning in the blonde sun, eyes alight pushing out a gentle radiation like the pale yellow landscape. Outstretched in shade, arm across your face, the letter from him smouldering in your hand. Stepping later into the evening slowly … Continue reading

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Forest Days

  I remember everything: the way we had no way & wandered through each other as we wandered through the day, your hand in my hand in my pocket, down shadowed trails, down streams that ran unclouded by time, down … Continue reading

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Hania 29/4/92

  Like an old man shuffling down a street the night assembles itself block by block, dusts the corners with shadows, hangs out the mysteries of darkness, and wraps its arms around the boy waiting at the bus stop for … Continue reading

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He’s Gone

  He’s gone & the night rushes in & swallows her. He’s gone & the next day is a huge empty coat that can’t be filled. He’s gone & the house slowly stops talking to her. He’s gone & she … Continue reading

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House of Words

  I am building it now, & will live there when you go. It will be a simple metaphor veneer, with a blond lawn, & the light will always seem to be everywhere. I might be alone, but I will … Continue reading

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how many goodbyes can you fit on the head of a pin?

  how many goodbyes can you fit in one suitcase? how many goodbyes have already been said? how many goodbyes still need to be said? how many goodbyes will you stop me from saying? how many goodbyes does it take … Continue reading

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I am a desert, you are the rain

  I am a desert, you are the rain. My hollow arms fill with you in one slow breath which never seems to end. In your eyes my broken words possess their meanings like muscle clings to bone. Even the … Continue reading

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I Saw

  Waves of black hair plunge over your shoulders down your back then spill with strings of light against a white shirt forever and ever amen I saw the night in your hair I saw dresses leap from your skin … Continue reading

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I Want

  I want to hold your glove of kindness. I want to give you a beach that has no footprints. I want to say thank you from the tips of my fingers. I want to drown in the tide of … Continue reading

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In Greece

  Language is in the stones. Language is in the dirt. Language is a windmill that no longer turns. Language is the only red poppy in a field of thorns. Language gives you two souvlakis instead of one. Language strips … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

  He steps outside to let his head unfold— a rusty flower hollow with alcohol. Again the earth refuses to open for him only water soaks through to her distant bones. Her soundless memories return & all he does is … Continue reading

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It all seems fun

  It all seems fun and then something happens, and things are not the same, and the smile you give doesn’t equal the smile you receive, and you move a step back, seeing once again that happiness is an open … Continue reading

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It Happens

  It happens. It happens & there is no way to make it unhappen. It just happens. It happens & she looks just the same. It happens & you feel naked before her eyes. It happens when you don’t want … Continue reading

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