Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Mercury in Retrograde"

walking into a silent war zone
I can see your heart beating from the outside
in your neck
in your stomach

the rain isn't used to falling here

and it's seeping under doorways
sea levels rising
so we can tread
or we can swim
or we can sink

"Close your eyes"

close your eyes
your green eyes
when the green smoke detector light
is your northern star
close your eyes
and fly away
limbs akimbo
from this place
being face to face brings ambivalence

you're like sweet poison

there's always something worth
flipping guts
bringing new nightmares
flowing through untainted blood
a paralyzingly sweet bed
and saccharine skin

expect too much

don't get overzealous
choose your actions carefully