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May 1, 2018

Within​ ​my​ ​body,​ ​beneath​ ​the​ ​bones

a​ ​wildness​ ​thrives ​–

A​ ​mess​ ​of​ ​tangled​ ​vines

climbs​ ​my​ ​ribs

in​ ​search​ ​of​ ​something​ ​Human.

You​ ​sent​ ​me

on​ ​an​ ​errand​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wilderness​ –

I​ ​went​ ​to​ ​hunt

and​ ​you​ ​helped​ ​me​ ​gather


May 1, 2018

 Cumulonimbus​ ​tidal​ ​waves

blanket​ ​the​ ​sky like​ ​an​ ​overcast​ ​of​ ​clean​ ​bed​ ​sheets

calming​ ​you​ ​into​ ​a​ ​dream.

It’s​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​like​ ​having your​ ​head​ ​in​ ​the​ ​clouds,

but​ ​you’re​ ​still​ ​grounded, ​rooted

like​ ​a​ ​white​ ​orchid​ ​-​ ​a​ ​...

March 5, 2018

1. The fractal /ˈfræktəl/ is a chaotic phenomenon. A geometrical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between the greatest and smallest degree such that certain mathematical properties of the structure, as the perimeter or flow...

March 5, 2018

I am a cursive body

running laps on your notepad

telling you the story

of how we first met.

I am the best type of tickle --

a spark that lights your spirit,

warmth -- like the sound of good morning.

I will be bittersweet -- the first bite

of a fresh peach, the color green,


March 5, 2018

There’s a rush that swells your chest

and suddenly

you discover lust in slow motion.

My heart is ripe.

It’s ruddy

I look at you

and I atomize --

My heart puckers

and pomegranate pulp begins to drip

from my ribs.

We explore each morning

self-confessed, your words

Tango about me. It...

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