Splitting the Second

inhale – this
silence is pressure in my
head because i
live in the
city where it's never
quiet. so my thoughts become (a

c)loud, a crow(d)

condensation of

star shaped hearts. heart
shaped stars; stare shaped
scars - i need
change. make

change, make change.

it all comes up.
comes down.
comes out:
monosyllables
, contractions.

fingertips retinas
gluetapethread

cosmetic politics care
fully chipped
flow! fly! flee! flea! fly!

colours unravel, semi-precious. an echo of
semi-sensible acoustic hum: i will
never be here

again.

attempt to
strip strap slip away
context - convex - converse - movies:
about magazines: about what
brushed up against
reality.

proverbs, platitudes, tissue
paper,
plastic handmedownsdowndowndown

islands,
smallchange,
cocktail-glass-antiheroes

all broken feathers and lowercase confessions to
childhood friends in the rain.

shinyshoed strangers in glass-and-
uranium elevators making
decisions.i

learned it from an angel in a
fever dream, a crash of
flaming swords and the wrong

accent, opposites: attract?
detract? contract? contact! collect.

name

, age, rank becomes
policy.
swallow stop signs,sing
,sting,stung,stun.
patterned sunse
ts - exhale