22 August 2015

Free

I belong with autumn, one
with fallen leaves,
fallen asleep.

I want the quiet, the cold.
I want the night
to steal my breath.

I want others to stop
and listen for my breath,
for my whisper.
I belong with autumn, free
like leaves, free
like death.

11 August 2015

Solid

I am weight so that I don't wither. I am weight for protection. I am a solid anchor. I am not going anywhere.

Big is unavoidable. Big is seen. Big hurts less. I am cushion. I am insulated.

The most comfortable, the most afraid.

06 August 2015

Anniversaries

My body feels anniversaries.
With a vertical slice, my body
remembers, and my mind recreates
the yellow, the color of my fever,
the muted color of my rage.
My body feels anniversaries,
and I am the butchered.
I am the barren gardens.
I am the plot device, and
I am still sick.