Tagged: annoyance

some adjustments mask

some adjustments mask
the pain better than others –
how the mind goes from

setting one to setting two
or three is all in the wrist
.
20160803:0303
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the radiator

the radiator
is trying out a brand new
toccata in the

key of rise and shine this morning,
careful not to wake the neighbors
.
20160117:0845
y

between comforter

between comforter
and fitted sheets, you sneaky
bloodsucker – taking

latitude with the ripest,
juiciest parts of my sleep
.
20151015:0007
y

three mosquito bites

three mosquito bites
into a summer’s night, i’m
cranking up the air

conditioning to hide beneath
the comforter – i can’t breathe
.
20150710:0011
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i am mostly afraid

i am mostly afraid
of having to call it
harassment –
i see you coming
and pull out
headphones,
knowing still
that you won’t
stop until you
get an answer –
naming something
gives it breath,
and once again,
damned if you do
damned if you don’t
.
20150429:1050
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the same heart carries

the same heart carries
exasperation as the
same bottle can be

used to hold poison – unchecked,
we pour only what we store
.
20140419:1013
y

awakening to

awakening to
the sound of your
voices calmly giving
direction at the end
of the world
from the front
stoop, i suddenly
have a bone to
pick with you –
why now and why
when the bedsheets
have found that
uneasy summertime
balance between
cozy and cool?
trying to take
one last drag
of sleep’s silver
screen cannot
undo the effects
of this blunt
resentment
.
20130823:0233
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