Sunday, November 25, 2012

There must be ice fixed inside my chest.
How I don't freeze,
for every time I looked away,
I don't know.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Maybe we're all affected in the same way.

Remember
the coffee cup evidence.
Remember when
it mattered
if your mom knew
we snuck out
and walked
all the same places,
only in darkness,
it always felt greater
than daylight.
Remember that time
we tried that shortcut
through that corn field
near that gas station.
And I ran because
you scared me
and you ran to
catch me






Saturday, November 10, 2012

That had to be a different lifetime

The lone little girl
who
grows up in a neighborhood of boys,
finds herself wading through streams
catching hundreds of spotted salamanders
and dropping them into
the same small bucket
to watch them swarm.

And ten years later,
when you die of leukemia,
she'll regret tackling you
that one time
they played football in the snow
because everyone laughed.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Panic

How do you pretend
like it's such a simple task?
I'm shaking
and holding my breath.
The fires nipping at my ankles.
I'm pleading for air
and running into
fluorescent puddles.
I'm falling to my knees
and covering my face.
Let  me fall apart.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reach into my dreams,
you'll find me there.
Everywhere,
inundating me
with promises.
I drowned.