He kissed me
with his words,
and I undressed
into a poem.
- © 2013 Maza-Dohta
She kissed me
with her words,
and I undressed
her into a poem.
For those who don’t know me, I currently live and work in Yosemite National Park. During the government shutdown I didn’t have to leave the park, so I had the whole park to myself, and I took full advantage of it! There were no tourists, hardly any rangers, it was just me and my fellow employees. The first day of the shutdown Melissa and I hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and went to Eagle Peak to Camp.
island hut bliss
I buy all your favorite foods so I will be ready when you come home
because once I did this and you said “This is how I know you love
I go on long walks alone and think about a poem my friend wrote
that goes ”This is how you die by distance.”
I hum the sound of the dial tone under my breath.
I stare at my hands and wonder at their uses. I consider pawning
my thighs. I consider auctioning off my hip bones. I put my breasts in
a box on the top shelf of the closet. I do not need them now.
I think of all the things I have to tell you when I will see you.
I just found out pumpkins are technically fruits
Cary Grant’s first job was in a traveling circus
Most mammals are born able to walk and learn to run within minutes, so we are not crazy for moving so fast.
This morning I wrote your name in the steam on my mirror, even though I knew it would fade within minutes
In my best notebook I wrote “I miss you” ten thousand times.
I wrote “I think I am missing one of my ribs”
I wrote “I envy the way leaves know exactly when to fall from the branches and when to come back in the spring”
I wrote “Everyone else isn’t you. It turns out that’s a huge problem for me.”
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Karen Ay, yesyesohhyes, 2011. 10mm 1505 pink neon, cable and transformer.