June

We run to the sea

Forward, brilliant, shining joy

Covered in hickeys

Close

Moonlight reminds me

Of the sunlight I destroyed

And still winter dies

Petrichor

I once knew a time

When I grasped for her graces

I am evolving

Yet

Time heals not at all

Noodles for comparison

Surely I'm correct...

Court

Holding a torch high

Casting red light on dark men

The swamp now recedes

Ha

Little one, don't cry

Love gallivants in your heart

It destroys elsewhere

Crack

The bee remembers

And keeps one route forever

In this I see love

Really

Just when I thought I

I mean, just when I thought I

My fingers hover

Worst

Oh, leave me alone

I'm sick of you not having

Everything I need

But

A curve exists there

I'm told it will be pleasing

Hasn't been, will be?

24

I work through the night

Eyes blazing as they shape form

Enfin me voici

Blue

Still I turn to you

My face hidden by shoulders

Still the oceans churn

Gone

Take down your posters

Let my love tear your billboards

Target audience

Prince

So come see me then

Bring your dog and grow gardens

Trickle into sleep

Twister

Relativity

Is what's come to define us

Our velocities

Gamma

The day you were born

I became your acolyte

Stars fell; the world turned

Hippopotamus

What happened to me

This, my shattered chrysalis?

Are these truly wings?

Explorer

Goodness gracious me

My fingertips singed by sky

My scythe carving paths

Eight

Angles in relief

My lip pulled out and straining

Healed by perfume

Used

This thin trail of blood

Crosses oceans; a strong scent

God, are you happy?

مخدر

Your gaze is darker

In brown I seek sand, wind, fire

In you I find all

Drive

Do you hear me, still

For still I cry out for you

Still I am destroyed

Une espèce de

To move on is to

Fly backward, thinking instead

That you'll be alright

Sly

Oh, you've done it now

Your moon laughs piteously

Your night strangles me

Four

We hung in balance

Both sides howling for power

A runaway train

Level

I find it touching

That your touch has left me touched

And so ill at ease

Salt

And what a pity

That the dead can rise again-

Love cannot follow

Nunc

Because I have loved

My; our American Dream

Auditions are closed

Firefly

I see clearer now

But why does no one blinkflash

When I seek new light?

Return

I remember now

When I called you "Aryan"

My skin screams "Love me,"

RETURN

I love you so well

Concrete, blue as deep as wells

I know you so well

return

Brown/blond, speak in tongues

Take on my love as your flag

Bonne nuit / Gute Nacht

Bad

You are so busy

Busy, golden, precious love

Me, desperate for you

Periwinkle

On this gray morning

Your paintbrush dries, cracks - alone

Still the trout smiles

Mac

Your laugh is clever-

Melted pearls make pashminas

Severed heart on ice

Heads

Build me out of bricks

I'll make a house for you, here

Fireplace alight

Seize

I deserve nothing

And still I'll say "Welcome home,"

So small and afraid

Fidelis

How dare you, jester

Laughing in the face of my

Precious-metal dreams

Song

Mine is a four-chord-

Every great love song was a

Four-chord anyhow

Polo

I'll fight my corner

Bleeding, bleeding, bleeding blind

Still calling, "Marco?"

Cruise

Teacher, I'm ashamed

I thought my tongue could still paint

Even that is gone

Tick

I'm sorry you left

I really think you would have

Liked my love for you

Just

How could I be mad

Over that you couldn't stop?

[Oh, but couldn't you?]

RSVP

I'm sorry, I can't

Party, study, eat or love

I'm sorry, I can't

Hometown

Power girl ballads-

They won't do it for me if

She does it for you

Thin

And still I feel like

I am dirt and dust if you

Feel nothing for me

Damnit

Everyone just stop

I want to delete this world

Backspace a new one

For

My calendar's full

There's not even time for me

Don't erase my marks

Please

I believe in ghosts

In buildings, dew, and sidewalks

Someday I'll believe you, too

Rapt

Your eyes make circles

I didn't plan for this one

Didn't plan on plans

Sturdy

Maybe I won't go

Maybe I'll stay here and just

Race myself to sleep

Mixes

Please don't look at me

Your eyelashes uncaring-

Your eyes are lashes

Mole

And the worst thing is

I'm dispensable to you

That's why you want me

Aztec

I'm out of practice

My bullets didn't hit you

They missed her as well

Curl

Don't even pretend

Can you hear my boots? They're brown.

Stamping my dreams out

Cage

You owe me nothing

I can't ask anything of you

...please be generous

Fog

At dusk or twilight

Wolves, owls, coyotes cry their love

Heard from miles away

Fog II

This calling at night

Reaches others; the answer:

Where, How, where are you

Fog III

Humans can vary

In their speech, yet wild creatures

Are constant in love

Thing

Stop your pen; hold still

I am a moth lured by light

I can't look away

Thing II

It doesn't take much

For my knees to find the ground

Your words in my hands

Gesture

Oh God, yes she does

Why are you asking, damnit?

Oh God yes, she does

Clockwork

I felt it today

My spine sung for you; keening

I knew you'd spoken

Joshua Tr1

Six strings, shimmering

Six shades of color in the

Black and white photo

Joshua Tr1 II

I'll cut off my hands

Bleed freely; offer you life

Grow this tree with tears

Joshua Tr1 III

If I could play Zeus

Create my rain from ashes

Would you grow taller?

ولة

And if I am rain

Tending to your frenzied roots

Then I am not sun

تام

And if I am rain

You will grow away from me

Toward the daybreak

صب

And if I am rain

I cannot help but brew storms-

Am I ever fine?

غرم

Green-sky tornado

Envy riddled with danger

A fitting warning

Even

A small addition

Some innocuous phrasing-

I felt it today

Now

And I still write them

My hands; my chest is covered

In tributes to you

I

I want to go mad

Speaking tongues beside your ears

So selfish with you

Cherish

I broke my bracelet-

Oh, the circle is severed

and bent out of shape

Cherish II

Rattles in boxes

Roses, words, photographed light

Tiny, fragile things

Cherish III

Even dead roses

Retain their sanguine color-

We are not tragic.

You

Howls from far away

That the other might grow near

in song, reconciled.

Match

The Queen of Hearts and

The Ace of Spades have fled court;

Lost to the wild beasts

Iktsuarpok

Men knock; I answer

They're disappointed by me-

Maybe you'd be, too

Iktsuarpok II

I live alone here

No boots have muddied my floor

No one's come inside