Tagged: name

you said succulent

A4 and i are

A4 and i are
passing a piece of junk mail
back and forth, meant for

B2. the name and address don’t
match, so the advertisers lose
.
20171019:0854
y

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
y

give away that prized

at three months, epic

from a new box of

we call to each

we call to each
other, practicing
one another’s names
in the comfort
of our mouths,
hearts, memories –
like Christmas
morning,
polishing desire
.
20121205:1447
y

we are all plugged

we are all plugged
in somewhere. these
complex preoccupations
are imprinted,
rebuilt, turned
on and off, discretely
signaling, amplified
not just out of thin air.
don’t
be surprised
when some time
in the middle of
one stellar
day, when everything
else seems so
fixed, your body
becomes defenseless
at the sound of a name
.
20121118:1800
y

the thing that can turn you

the thing that can turn you
into a vegetarian doesn’t look
like much – it is a switch
like any other switch, a
button, a memory, an
unannounced instance.
whatever the circumstance,
the best advice in town is
never give it a name
.
20120427:0851
y

it is some sort of

it is some sort of
Olympics when
my mother performs
that final double
crochet bind-off,
perfecting
the edges of
my name before
wrapping me
in it, secured
to this red-
letter day

.
20110925:0213
y