4.12.11

Sad stories behind shadowed eyes – penny for your thoughts till the jagged edge of a short life makes em worth a dollar – death makes people listen just a little too late to hear your cries – taillights of a rambling love on a cold starry night – hand me down name bears a history of love & life & scars – to many times of asking are you gonna kiss me or not are gonna do this or what – fears in a sky filled by new moon risings.

4.10.11

After
Tilled dirt gave way – sliding treacherously away – revealing hard pack
After
My shin took out the sand filled barrel & tore jeans & flesh
After
I felt blood soaked jean pressed into the earth by 1,500lbs of flailing sliding horseflesh
After
We slid – leaving a furrow in the earth like a plane does when it crashes
After
I shook dirt from boots & limped to where he stood – reins askew & paint hide packed with dirt
After
They issued a re-run due to ground conditions
After
We rounded first – shifting gears in a smooth rhythm – a lean curving whip of horse & rider then second in a fluid twisting bend of perfect timing & space
After
We drifted around third & waved goodbye – stretching long & low over dirt & through our own dusty air
After it all
First came.

4.08.11

Like a silly ride in a theme park – round & round & over & over – little blue toy escaped the mad swirling without a pause – rear tire hooks into snow & white explodes against red metal – frozen dirt changes spinning to airborne madness – first roll brings in a rush of glass & snow & dirt ripped from its home as anything glass explodes into gravel sized crumbles – how pointless is a life light sticker on the windshield when you lose the windshield first of – impact launches & much boots & chains & toolbox shower everywhere – & we land upright across the median partially in opposite bound oncoming – at the hotel entrance I pulled my remaining valuables from amongst the wreckage & deposited in purchased trash bags – waved & said bye bye Lucille.

4.06.11

It started simply

Quick finger fuck in the alley – bruise on back from bricks he pressed me against – bruise on bottom of jaw where his hands held me – I didn’t complain

It started simply

Movie & popcorn & tangled sheets layer – ticklish points & wrestling on the floor – missing underwear that were washed & exchanged for the other’s

It started simply

Will it end that way.