Anxiety, of course, and unknowable future heartlands where malleable mountains ache to satisfy my soul wait with a mouth still wet from a hungry kiss to lick to smile to tell that strange and potent ancient truth
Like most people, the first time I saw a ghost it was hanging over the bathroom sink. Part of him was me but most of him was not. What was most recognizable about him was the fact that it would take very little effort to shatter him into shards.
The darkness that came to swallow us Took from you activity Took from me identity And left us two gifts from the thief of time: The emptiness that fills us up And the sleep that exhausts us
Somewhere in a smile or word a disease that spread unchecked is cured a weight is lifted, letting me escape from dark eternity and knowing things I hadn’t known I find a new life being grown
I We came to the place that was founded by men who risked and lost lives in the mouths of great beasts whose fat was burned to light the page and warm the bones of men’s children. Presidents came, and prostitutes too, in days best remembered in drawings and the fading photographs that line theContinue reading “Up The River”