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shadoe 22 Jan 2017 Tag: miscellaneous

A to the birds in your hair

iii. i birth another fragmented creation into the pith of a pomegranate & seal its stasis with seminal fluid. sepia seeds & your leavings bloom from my marrow, sprouting vine & leaf that never bear fruit ii. you filled the eyeless face with millstones & milliseconds & flyaway shards...

ButcherBenji 09 Nov 2014 Tag: Miscellaneous

A The Uniform Blues

Needle-bitch drizzle, it's all-in the stitch... a jackass-cede to welling piece... a sweet soul-sister breaks-in sex shop maid (on the downhill run from the piss of Mars) her blood be up for the rape of dirt! or an itch on the rocks-at-bay, a...

ButcherBenji 20 Sep 2014 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Crünch of Silence

Awake before the sky-on-ground: manic- mercurial- sparks on spade: resolved to leather of wing & blistering hist on rust-sung-free… a position of prominence on piles of junk… a fine-cut slippage null & void of blood or lust… a pittance rioting...

ButcherBenji 02 Oct 2013 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Salt & Light

I am the salt of the earth, an unfinished business, a personal space of price at the drop of a dime. A crack in the window beams my seam, a shotgun shakes my nerves awake. This highway calms impending doom with a familiar (& autonomous) rage of light. This road...

Gregorian 31 Dec 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Parlor Tricks

That suffocated song. That enigmatic chorea. That sleeping suffering. That is what you see when you frame me on your wall and remember the killing of time. Droplets on a wooden woman. A skin at your feet, brought by the terror of your insides. Do I sound unknown to you?...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 11 Sep 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A I Wrote Us (In Free Verse)

(I wrote us in free verse over every inch of your tattered surface ). you were the beatific grin of a kindergartener high off oxygen, mouth stretched wide as the entrance to hell, black tongue bleeding virtuous sin like ichor. (You taught me praying was for...

Gregorian 05 Sep 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Devil's Dreamer

Now and then, I feel thick. I think that this is when I knew you. I can not press you down without making your teeth bite. I wish not to breathe unless it is from your sharpness and from the way you squeeze nectar from the comeliest thatch, long dark. Water is calmer than...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 23 Jul 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Battle Cry

I write poetry to ghosts in my dreams awakening with ink stained sheets from nights I can't remember, meaningless phantom words upon my flesh. And this cigarette between my fingertips taunts me,"Hey baby, hey—catch me on fire and I'll burn you away." I laugh, hollow— unafraid of flames...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 08 Jul 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A What Is In A Name

josephine – dreamer-girl, barefoot-girl, you are the eldest of july's daughters and I can see you, like all the boys do; lying on your back on the dock with your eyes closed – long blonde hair trailing off into the water. You're a beauty, josephine, a soul-snatcher with a smile...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 19 Jun 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Across, a cross.

i like the things that go unspoken between you and me, like the night we spent on the beach lying cramped on a shitty, five-dollar walgreens towel with another frayed over us, and hearing the string of intoxicated teenagers walk by and say, look they're watching the stars at night. we...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 29 May 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A In Short

it's something you'll realise like an electrical fire and my god, it will hurt and you will smile because it hurt and that means it wasn't all a dream.

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 18 May 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A We'll Always Have Steinbeck

Iron my fingertips against the crease of the seam, and scrawl on the envelope an ambiguous address. When the last multi-hued string of our friendship bracelet frayed- peeled apart like uncoiled copper wires- Could have sworn I felt the wear with every fruitless search; you refuse to...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 30 Apr 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Upon Knowing

you are punctuating. i find myself asleep beside you not dreading the most singular transition between sleeping and sleeping alone until i am wrapped chrysalis in my own bed with too much space surrounding me i like thinking of how this is not a memory this is a moment that is...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 20 Apr 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Maybe IT's Weird, Maybe It's Beautiful

maybe it's weird or maybe it's beautiful but i picture every girl i might end up with taking photographs with me - here , we are at the beach by grey waters in the atlantic february ; here , we are all angles of bone & skin, just close enough to make something beautiful ; here ,...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 13 Apr 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A An Hour I Can Never Get Back

the light overhead fluorescent like that in a train station- millions of miles held in the same breath beneath the same roof- flutter in rolling hills sometimes like the moon and sometimes like the sun. it is like the day and night of you that i see- the day, so many more miles like...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 26 Mar 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Sleep And Dream

every ebb and flow swims like a memory, floundering or aching the way they do when sleep deems itself king of impossibility. (these are the times i wish you could love me long enough to remember, and dream.)

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 06 Mar 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A No Titles Today, Gents

it is three days until march falls again, false promises of spring kissing the air until it begins again for winter; three hours until i feel my heartbeat find its way into the oceans my blood spills, poetry, across porcelain and skin mirroring it; three minutes until i...

ButcherBenji 18 Feb 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Mind's Eye Site

Ancient road of dirt abuzz with those that hit the pavement. A can of thought struck with lucid spade. Town-chow dry like a mouse in the oven: thunder, now passed, praising rain on a lean-to... this high & sky full of smoke & fire. Satisfied shine, rich with daggered eyes in...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 12 Feb 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A A Note In My Pocket

how do i go about releasing a thin mark, an invisible fishing line, from a heart so unknowingly caught she calls me little until i feel my most near to human, a drum in my stomach with a tightening skin; my heart does not follow her song, but i feel her fingers tangle its...

Painfully Dull
Painfully Dull 10 Feb 2012 Tag: Miscellaneous

A Love Poem

we are windows, made of glass and shattered in the old houses of our bodies. the wood of our fragile frames has been dismissed, extricated from their interlocking webwork, and pulled a thousand miles into the heat of North Carolina. I miss the weighted feathers of your hands,...

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