Trinket (meet me at the carnival pt 6)

Labyrinth of booths and tents and tables Haphazard at best, colors and flags everywhere Handwoven scarves and painted magnets Silk-screened logos on tie-dyed shirts Specialty soaps and hand-dipped candles The handicapped kid makes exquisite paintings “Cheapest rates if you switch to us” Jewelry, knives, wooden puzzles and hats, hats, hats “Best product out there, I’ve […]

Indulgence (meet me at the carnival pt 5)

A sticky path connects the labyrinth of tents Discarded cups and corn dog sticks Teeth nibbling hand-dipped corn on the cobs Cotton candy art pressed into flowers She blushes as you hand him six dollars Her painted lips the same color as The candied apple in her grip Nostrils accosted by deep fried anything Cookies, […]

Carousel (meet me at the carnival pt 2)

Painted cheeks and a fistful of tokens Girly giggles tugging daddy’s hand with Cotton candy fingers Screaming horses stampeding past Wearing saddles of red and blue A trumpeting elephant, trunk held high The giant white rooster’s purple saddle Garish music begins slowly Building in tempo and volume Smudged faces racing past Gripping striped poles Covered […]

Tarot (meet me at the carnival pt 1)

Purple and black-striped canvas tent Worn on the edges, patches here and there Outside smells like dog piss But inside it smells like incense And the thighs of a curvy woman There are crystals and magic 8 An indifferent dark cat curled on a shelf Sounds of nature intermixed with the didgeridoo Her nails are […]

Whatever It Takes

I’m gonna wait for you My heart is flying High in the sky I’m gonna wait for you My mind is racing Fast full of life I’m gonna wait for you My hands are gifted Oh weaving magic I’m gonna wait for you My feet have rhythm Skip outta time I’m gonna wait for you […]

System Failure

I’d like to replace my heart the latest model available using dials and numbers cogs and wires a cold calculating machine all the hurts, disappointments unable to penetrate the reality that is me input, output facts and observations be it love or pass-me-by would I still remain untouched? >input received: you’re sweet 01001110 01101111 <false> […]

Collaborations

I just realized, like a couple minutes ago, that all I am is made up of collaborations. Joint efforts between me and you and you and me and me and him and her and me. Bits of you smeared into me. Cooperations and associations. Collusions and alliances. Combination of participation. Under all the layers is […]

Closer

I’m freaking out just a little bit but you hold me close hold me close hold me close and I’m breathing hard and not breathing at all but I hear your voice I hear your voice hear your voice tonight I won’t pull my hair out tonight it’s counting and moving objects into their perfect […]

Tarot Cards – collaboration

your breath on my neck brings shivers up my spine I want to be the one that kisses you deepest, stops time your arms circle ‘round me pulling me tighter into you  I want to be all those thoughts lingering around inside of you lift my hair, breathe me in I’ve forgotten where I am […]

Reflections in a Mirror

Mirror, mirror, faded glass: What’s that I see? It’s me. I’m lonely and fearful; A mouse tiny, insignificant; Overlooked, unseen, unnoticed. I’ll never be good enough… ….will I? Mirror, mirror, painted glass: What’s that I see? It’s me. I’m manipulated and worthless; A mangy dog begging for attention; Kicked, bruised, eating my own vomit. I’ll […]