15 November 2013

the girls might tell you different

those girls
who made that choice

got their hair done up
and made their eyes go dark
and then
that darkness
made its way
to their hearts

sure
they studied hard
they play the part
comprise almost sixty percent of the ones
on the old path
the one that people used to want

they know the precise temperature
of the average human heart
like somebody can
or does

like such a thing could be
like it just                      was

your heart gets added to a data set
and that’ll tell you how you should feel
like the collectivist pressure
to want the right things
like we think we’re immune
because of geography

because of stars
and bars
a history of
‘rugged individuality’

like that’s something in the genes


well
the girls might tell you different

if you listen to them
     breathe


it’s full of sighs
it’s tired

it’s deep
but
brief




03 November 2013

go.

this is the pretending,
                           it is pervasive. 
                                             not just with me. 
         it is with them all,
                                             us all.

                                    all.

this                      is the inspiration

         to               do something
         to               be something

even though                  you already are

         on both counts

what does that count for?

         one
                  two
                           three
                                    four


go.



31 October 2013

do you know this equation?

the equation
yes
that one

equals                  end

equals         depend


do you know this equation?



they found her

going over and over
the malaise
returned
the lesson
not
necessarily
learned

the truth in the matter
was that
well
it was
i mean
it’s not anymore
but it was
that

it
couldn’t have been
her
just couldn’t
she was a thousand miles
from there
a thousand miles from almost everywhere
by the time           they found her
by the time
they
found
her





28 October 2013

it should

lewis
they don't know you
but they're kids
so
we can forgive

and
really
i don't know that it
matters
i don't know that
it does

but

    it should