Taking Stock

They lined up, single file in my mind From most recent to the oldest, waiting patiently for their turn to speak when asked to describe being with me. The monster would say She’s a little crazy, a little gullible but useful. He never loved me though… Old Faithful would say She has no capacity for…

On the 153rd Juneteenth

He doesn’t know that I picked him because he is beautiful and manipulative like my mother. I picked him because he is brilliant and distant like my father. I picked him because like my parents he ignores me. It doesn’t matter that he’s just your garden variety white boy. For him and for them, I…

Cone Snail

I was ravenous when I told the young one to strip and pose and send me proof for hours… and then decided to block him for a week for moving too slowly… I was pure toxin. And I was esurient when I met and flirted with the older one at dinner and drinks the same…

Robbery Recuperation

He saw the place online And he asked if he could move in He brought music and emotion to the place But as soon as it was decorated He started putting locks on cabinets Locks on drawers and claiming security for himself was the way he showed his love. But the house was crumbling wind…

Irrespetuoso or The Shit He Ignored

Everybody in this building is in love with my cosmic cat shirt. Pfft. Because people with my brain workings, when they “get better” they usually get a bunch of friggin cats, so the closest that I will get to that nightmare is this weird ass shirt. I hate cats! 😊 But cosmic cats flying in space are…

the ladyking of Ephyra

I crack the dawn over a sizzling skillet of self aggrandizing about my position in your life and then the punishing rush begins the onslaught to my swollen throat of the very hottest over controlling fascination made from only the finest handpicked Kenyan coffee beans which accidentally gives me more courage than I can actually…

Fresh Pearls and bacon

C’è una cospirazione globale da qualche parte Qualcuno è stato stuprato prima che qualcuno venisse ucciso Alcuni governi sono stati indeboliti mentre alcuni bambini vengono trafficati e sono qui, seduto su spilli e aghi, raschiando via la mia pelle, mordendo le unghie dei piedi verso il veloce, preoccupato e nervoso come l’inferno- Piangendo e ascoltando…

Terrible Johnny Stevens

I wanna punish you for moaning But I wanna kiss you so sweetly too I want to blindfold you before the stoning But I want to love you more than you do I want to cut you completely open But I want to hug you under the stars I want to stop you from coping…

Silver or Lead

You gave up on me before I could give up on you Yet I wanted you still So I ran to him scared and crushed You make my chest hurt, you make my eyes water, you make my mind race itself to nowhere and I don’t care But he’s kind to me and you’re not…

2219

The lights went out. In the middle of me looking up my horoscope at work when I ran out of things to do, the lights went out. Pitch Black. And not just in my office, but in the entire building. No lights. And not just in our building but in the neighboring businesses. No lights….