The cows keep blocking the path for the trucks. I tell Danny they are doing it on purpose, and he grumbles. I get out of the truck and click my tongue at them until they shuffle away. The only one with brown patches I named Betty Boop because some days I see her dancing, trying to put on a show. I think she could plan to escape one day. She is taken care of, but some days, even the most spoiled get restless for a different life. Danny is driving the truck over the unsteady road. He wants to escape too.
this / you \ us | I take my mouth over your mouth | my mouth becomes swarm | my mouth is your mouth ___________ future would say I dreamed you into being | but maybe past said that | what part of past don't I understand _________
I understand I am standing in your shadow to cool off from the heat that caused scaring ________ a blistering burning hole in my forearm that bubbled up and stayed | & scaring is scary because it used to be pain | and now it just punctuates ____________ all that I tried not to bare | a dead swelling scrap of evidence
Things change, always. You wrote this in my yearbook. I stumbled upon it last week. In the heart of the fire is a cheap fool’s gold necklace. Hanging from the necklace is a charm that reads told you so. I wrote that in your yearbook. I rewrite our yearbook goodbyes on the inside of my forearm. Told you so. Things change, always.
It has been too long, and I am not really exploring the cavern of my memory just right anymore. Either way…
I imagine you taste like lavender and honey.
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The Jersey in Me
attitude in my trachea
always an invisible knife to my throat
look me up
I will not
s h a r p words
moving slick over my tongue
elbow boney enough to break a nose
I dare you
middle fingers are a wave hello on the highway back home
I was born with my feet in a fighting stance
breaking my glass lining
will only cause me to
g l o w
go ahead and test my Last Dragon
these fists have held enough att...
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promise: I lost the meaning of the word
while begging & begging
for it to be solid
my teeth reach into hope to sink
biting into air that glares back at me
the flow of the wind gets disrupted by its speed
pulling off tree branches like dead skin cells
reddening eyes with debris
you ask me to trust you
you ask me to wait
I don’t have faith in words as currency anymore
the structure of your ask
the foundation of your desire
doesn’t keep me sturdy
I blink realizing...
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