Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jekyll and Hyde

Are we wild animals? Wild in the best way, wild untrained sort of wild. My skin is trained, part of my mind is trained to socialize, but something under it giggles in the dark in secret. I don’t talk like … Continue reading

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Sophia

I woke up at 4am crying, sleeping in the dining room under a shadowed chandelier named Sophia. She’s white a flowery and beautiful and is what I would look like if I were a chandelier. I was freezing. It’s like … Continue reading

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Writing on the floor

This morning a black truck sparked its engine in front of me, a bark from a black dog, but i stared him down like you’re supposed to. That’s how you cross the streets in Italy, too, that’s what I learned … Continue reading

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This fish is made for walking

I don’t remember any of my dreams last night. I’ve been waking up the past few days without my colorful, crazy dreams and I miss them. My mind wasn’t free to wander yesterday. it was moving heavy furniture down narrow … Continue reading

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I love more

What happens to us? the wonder? the fruit of our labor-ous (less) loves? the brown skin? seeping past the bruise itself but to more. muscle. bone – ivory no more but darkening. press a button. press it down. yellow seeps … Continue reading

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Look both ways …

I’m a bit squirrely today running across the street, stopping in front of oncoming traffic, changing my mind and running back the way I came. My skin feels different, maybe because it’s tanner or maybe because I’m normally very white … Continue reading

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Goodbye, masterpiece, hello

I feel strangely alone in this apartment right now. How with everything unorganized and cluttered – sunscreen, shaving cream, nails lost from their sea of white walls, pens undressed of their caps, bills and address labels I won’t be needing … Continue reading

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Access

This is getting hard – even to write here. The thunderstorms, the spotty internet –  and all the times I’ve tried to disconnect myself and now I want a connection. I’m a weather vane, the rooster in a yoga pose … Continue reading

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small blue dragonfly

A small blue dragonfly rocked in the waves of the pool. On his side, unmoved. I scooped him out of the water, assumed I was removing a carcass bug. He wasn’t fighting anything, wasn’t spinning his legs like a windmill. … Continue reading

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