Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
If you're in love and you fall asleep in an empty bed, sometimes you'll hold the pillow as if it's your lover. You'll watch the numbers on the clock, wait for them to change.
When you wake up and the one you love is not with you, you may panic right away and reach out across the cold bed.
If you’re in love and you sleep in a bed with your lover, you will feel the warmth of their skin on your fingertips.
When you wake up and the one you love is next to you, you won’t even have to ask them to pull you closer.
Most mornings, you'll know you have a bus to catch so you’ll pick out your clothes and let the iron heat. Cozy in bed, they’ll beckon you with their eyes to come back. The room will fill with desire and you’ll unplug the iron as they lift the covers back.
Friday, February 12, 2010
When things begin, the road ahead
You can’t even read the signs:
Sometimes you turn left
when you meant to take a right
Sometimes you run that red light
and get pulled over.
But now you’ve traveled this road
you know where the curve gets sharper
where you can take a short cut and jump ahead
but then out of no where
you’ve ran over a nail and slowly
your tire is losing air without you knowing.
You can be driving along
looking in the rearview mirror
or looking at the broken white lines ahead.
You have lust on your mind:
that long blonde-haired girl
or that guy with crystal blue eyes
then you feel the road kissing your tire rims.
So you pull over and sit for a while.
The sun is setting so you take it in.
You eat that left over sandwich then you call a cab.
It comes and you remember
that this journey isn’t supposed to be
what you expect but
you get there finally and you ring the doorbell.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I just received notice from Imitation Fruit and Language and Culture online magazines that my pieces Scrabble (or Nietzsche) and On Their Skin will be published in their next issues. I'll send out another notice when the pieces are officially up. I'm waiting to hear back from 2 other magazines about pieces I submitted for money and publication. Keep your fingers crossed for me.