The purple sent
all the way over
mountains be damned.
In the morning I am
the morning I am the gentle
rare lately, this time
early morning Sunday
In other news, I believe
I am falling in
The girl lover was missing in Oz all that green in the city and winding yellow roads but who was missing the girl was missing a piece has been cut out–a piece has been cut out and I crave and curl around her absence, a cat, yawn and meow. My mother never let me have a cat–too much fur, too much to clean up, the stink of litter of box of pussy, no pussy cats allowed she actually said she HATED cats. A strong sword the word and I do imagine things a girl lover, a woman of bright oranges, carrying on across the field a red wagon and blue gingham. I will play for her the ukelele. I just love the sound of the word ukelele. The looping of e’s and l’s in cursive, a fading art. Oh and yes a girl lover. It has always been this, craving sugar sugar spills, hard fingers then flexion, sweet licking tongue kitty lap the milk.
Free Dorothy and all her girl lovers, the lion in drag.
I am growing toward
the light the love I am
Rainy hilltops, an insect-eyed green-windowed library that flashes diamond the city in rare sunlight. Poetry, Riot Grrrl vestiges, revolution.
scratching my name in the moss on the underbelly of rocks just to get close, get close to you.
Green as you I came here
Listen. Protect solitude
from my own compulsion to fill it
with affectionate others. Do not neglect
Keep fin-kicking toward love away
Slow down. Be not bee
Give and receive love, generous.
Honor silence the rhythms
The spaces between. Honor
Liminal. Read books Write books
Love. Do not get lost in the shells
of things. Dwell in the hot sticky
center. Punctuate my actions
with heartbeat. Be skin. Read
with my skin.
Let us not pathologize ourselves.
Let us be narwhals
Collect the fragments in the notebook.
Follow the end piece the red furry ball of yarn yawn wide the cavern of mouth, this–it will lead you around the bends and turns. Allow colors. Yours.
What is Arctic? What is atomic?
Add storms, all kinds.
Confabulate. Valence. Redact.