You desire a final frame / that suits and comforts, / a framing that supersedes / a death denied
We reveled in the way our unlikely friendships disturbed the world around us. In each other’s bodies, we found joy and brotherhood.
The sea’s sunlit hues, the model-like beach goers that crowd the snack bar, the fruit from the south that tastes of the earth—they are totally unremarkable to her.
to need sky / because you are sun / forgive forgive / the world is crueler / without you in it
my mother gives love / through the severity of / past and future tragedies
I kiss / you & the sands roam every valley to ride this / wind. I kiss you & suddenly we are home again
Years later, to my own surprise, I would recognize a strange person within myself. Had I known then how strange I was, what would I have done?
desperate / we deceived ourselves / this time it will be different / fooled by the coldest winter disguised / as spring
I drive two hours to grieve a person I have never met, and my grief is a country without borders.
My whole life I heard her sing. / I never heard her speak.
Should you die my beloved / I will become a dyke / cut my hair to the scalp / demand history to know wrong / is done if you are taken from me
I tried to be a good daughter / and tell the right story to the guests, who were / always listening from their window across the road.