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Monsters of the Id

From 3rd grade to 8th grade, I wrote, drew, and daydreamed lots and lots of comics. One character I created was Monster Man. (I’ve reproduced him here as best as I can remember him.) He was clearly inspired by the Hulk (a pretty prominent character for kids at the time), Forbidden Planet (a movie that made a big impact on …Continue reading →

Jump Cut

i really wish i could be the boy in that frame the one in old-movie grey all manhattan-sharp & paris-smooth the boy you constantly study but instead i just stand here quiet & small cudgeled by my kansas banalities & you dance like a spider on fire i swear i could never move like that serpentine byzantine gilded, glided, glad …Continue reading →

Burning Down the Candy

you are the glorious one i can see through my eyes the statue in the palace the goddess in the temple the fire that burns in the rainy night & i’m walking down the street in the middle of the day trying to think of all the words i can say to remind you of your magic & strength to …Continue reading →

Getting Busy With the Orange

marmalade marmalade marmalade i rub my hands together like a fly thinking of love love love unrestrained by the crests of oceanic fears & the cute hairdresser in the seashell dress dreams outloud at night in shouts & fits marmalade marmalade marmalade i’m in a terrible jam because i’m the hepcat with the comicbook heart my typographies included in hightop …Continue reading →

Some Tools of My Trade

When it comes to writing prose, I’m pretty exclusively a computer user. Writing by hand is toooooo sllllooooooowww a process when it comes to getting stuff out of my head and onto a page. But when it comes to jotting down ideas, writing things down so that I’ll remember them later (very important when you’re ADHD), doodling and daydreaming, I’m …Continue reading →

Our Angel of Biscuits Most Brilliant

jump up! jump around! i’m feeling stupid & profound all wrappedup in coffee all jazzed on moonlight bright white flowers bursting this night will never end hop hop rabbit! hop hop up! there’s sugar in the coffeecup there’s seaweed in the maze & i’m dazed & crazed (& only slightly fazed) there’s sugar in the coffeecup there’s honey down the …Continue reading →

Kitsune Mandala

in the corner of orange i wait impatiently for bursting green & fireworks starlight dripping from my catholic shoes & i dream our lady of dandelions blooming like blue eggs dancing lightly on her ragtime bones in the corner of chalk under the temple of the spangled priest i sleep fitfully with your ragamuffin quilt the taste of kisses on …Continue reading →

What I’m Reading

This is what I’m currently reading, what’s entertaining me, educating me, inspiring me (book-wise). Some of these are first time reads, some are rereads. From top to bottom: The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke, The Emperor of Dreams by Clark Ashton Smith, In the Palm of Your Hand: a Poet’s Portable Workshop — A Lively and Illuminating Guide for …Continue reading →

Psalm & Pepper

the owls are sifting us softly tonight & that straw hat you wear is a map of the lost loves that plague your sleep leaving you cold in a closet & oh that cotton rag placed squarely on my shoulders will embalm me in green vinyl at the end of the feast of pumpkins goldleaf & aluminumtooth pinned to his …Continue reading →

Chiaroscuro

head in the clouds head in the sand head in the water hand-in-hand with heart & head watermelon snoozers in my bed in my head my sweater unraveling before the fall all in all since you forgot it’s never too late it’s never too late it’s never too late for the times we spent in cages of ice broken into …Continue reading →

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