I found a stray kitten wandering outside my apartment complex
She was so curious and pawed at everything her little body would allow
Climbed to places I would never dare
Even though they were just two feet off the ground
Something in me was struck
So I tried to save her
I followed her around, coaxing her to get into this box
So she could be warm and safe that night
And failed and watched her fade into shadow
And had nightmares about her safety
Continue reading “A Kitten Named Ariadne, She Died, She Died”
“So what do you want?”
Chest strains and sweat
I-I-I-I sounds from my mouth
Checkmate you bastard
You pinned us here at the burger joint
Where I must order a burger
And be gluttonous and weak
Continue reading “Johnny Rockets with a Coworker”
I woke up with a vagina between my legs
A permanently smooth face
And soft skin
And I cried because the nightmare was over
Continue reading “If I Were a Cis Girl”
I work at the Ralph’s in Studio City!
Nice, a lot of movie stars go there.
I’m at the Ralph’s in Sherman Oaks.
Oh yeah, lots of movie stars like that one.
I just want Brad Pitt to barge in and say
“Hey who gives a flying fuck?”
The door under my watchful eye for the whole orientation
Nope, he’s downstairs though I bet, he just loves the attention
People pretending to be other people
Because they can’t handle their own skin
How brave of them, let’s give them a mansion
Universal acclaim because you are attractive
Continue reading “Celebrities at the Grocery Store”
I heard the mail man stop by
I got up and went outside and found
Two other people doing just the same
Now I’m just as boring as everybody else
Continue reading “Mail Call”
A clap on the back, a glimmer in the eyes
A smile that doesn’t fit; glowing skin
A tension I didn’t want, my coulda shoulda woulda didn’ts
You ol’ so-and-so how you doing?
Yeah ah it’s
Continue reading “On the Nose”
I woke up with snow on my mouth
Little crystals drifting by my face
Frosted lips, chapped and smiling
Flakes pillowing together
Rosy cheeks and mittens
Twirling around, laughing
In the darkness, perfect balance
But the black fades and I awake
Continue reading “Love Letter to Los Angeles”
Best read on desk top.
A swarm of angry bees. Whirling like a hurricane. Buzzing, impossible to hear above the roar.
They don’t understand. They weren’t there. They didn’t see him.
Continue reading “Sapphire into Emerald”
I don’t know why I’m here again
Is this me, I didn’t think I’d do this, be this
I smiled yesterday, your voice convinced me
It was worth it but today
Continue reading “I Don’t Know”