Monthly Archives: June 2010

Simple Math

I wanted to make math out of us.
I thought it was simple logic.
The chemical reactions,
the shivers through me,
that smile you saved for me,
and the accompanying look in your eyes
seemed proof enough.

Brush your hair from your eyes
with your rake-like fingers
and give me that sideways face.
Your stupid wine lips
and crooked logic
make me yours every time.

I wish the world was smaller so we’d always have to squeeze together in the back seats of cars, of restaurant booths, of couches, and on beds. They wouldn’t be so small that we’d get annoyed by our rubbing elbows, but small enough for us to be pressed together and breathe each other in. I want to be as close as possible to the person that makes me feel whole.


This Afternoon

My eyes are sunrises,
brimming with what will be.
There’s a counter for every pair of these.

The pit of the stomach implores.
Causing double-takes
and peripheral glances,
idiotic conversations
and saved-up smiles.

The right reflection resides
in the eyes which mirror the process.


Selective Memories

Time for an impromptu
midnight kitchen dance party
jumping on the bed.

This room is all yours,
you sleeping-in monster.
Living together breeds inside jokes.
You talk in your sleep
we’re the only ones who know.

Home is not a tangible thing
more like warm sun on your skin
and laughter.



Dark, wanting an escape,
from the misery, the frowns,
the glowering sky.
The harsh and biting outside world.

Gravity and this terrible
excuse of a day
are crushing me to the sidewalk.
I trudge reluctantly.

I reach home,
my haven of escape,
and am weightless.
I breathe deeply.

My apartment family greets me
and I nearly cry
settling onto my favorite couch.
Satisfying as perfect dreams
and immune to outside’s greys.