Monday, December 22, 2008

"oh wow. that totally sucks" or HA!

she frowns and sucks air
in through her clenched teeth: 'hhhhhhh!'
but her eyes can't lie.

i've come out holding
a purse dripping in toilet
water. schadenfreude.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


just took the hottest
bath in water's history.
and now i'm sweaty.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

sciatic express

misery is the
second after you hard-step
off a six-inch curb.

Friday, December 12, 2008

an inspiration.

did your jet hair stick
to those glossy, ruby lips?
rest in peace, bettie.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

day dream #1

i stood behind the
irish people on the lift
today. they smell good.

like wet wool and a
mustiness that i can't place.
their voices are thick

and rich and liquid.
bare feet in wet muddy grass,
someplace far away.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Veni, Vedi, Vici

just finished a
sleeve of girl scout cookies to
'take one for the team'.

Monday, December 1, 2008

the premier

Mrs deWitt
spies on her neighbors when she
waters her flowers,

small yellow pansies
in a box just outside
her kitchen window.