Jessica

  • Jessica commented on the post, Let me Sleep 3 years, 7 months ago

    I love this last line. It is exactly what those last hours felt like.

  • Jessica commented on the post, Hour 18 3 years, 7 months ago

    This is exactly how I was feeling during this late hour of the marathon. “So hold on just a few more/hours to go”

  • That last line is beautiful and moving. I really like it.

  • I really like to way the sound moves in this, like it is winding or wondering around the home.

  • Jessica commented on the post, Trusting 3 years, 7 months ago

    This is so strange, the potatoes me me laugh! Each line is a surprise.

  • Jessica commented on the post, The Angst 3 years, 7 months ago

    I really like this. There is so much darkness with death and the knowledge of dying, and yet there is the hope of Christ. It has echos of a Hopkins sonnet.

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 24 3 years, 7 months ago

    In the dark
    sound moves
    like a murmuration
    of starlings, or dust
    spiraling far enough
    away to wonder if it’s
    a person, the thin,
    spinning column
    until it collapses
    and you know
    nothing was there
    but […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 22 3 years, 7 months ago

    If the hummingbirds hover, they trouble
    all together, the coots in a clover
    and the chickens in a peep, but watch for the gaggle
    those geese are in a skein
    See the plovers in a leash
    or herons in a siege,
    or […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 21 3 years, 7 months ago

    Momma called it the Movie Star Barn because a man came once
    and asked to film there. He never did, but Grandad painted it bright red
    and the doorframes stark white every year after until he died. Then the […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 20 3 years, 7 months ago

    Sycamores are their own regime. Please startle
    the starlight. Crawl into the murmuring of swallows.
    Please wake Judith and her knife. What is lost
    but palm trees and grief. What is lost but
    the living.

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 19 3 years, 7 months ago

    What can glow if you do not? The lungs are mostly water
    and easily drowned. In the desert I breathe thin air and cough
    sand in my sleep. I have more cousins bit by bats than scorpions.

    Our balance is unsteady […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 18 3 years, 7 months ago

    My body practices each month to hold
    and let go. The habit of opening
    and pain caused by something
    leaving. But my husband has the character
    for carrying. I love too much and not
    enough. Attach and leave. My […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 17 3 years, 7 months ago

    Recipe For—

    How many spiders can you fit on a pin? The tsunami
    took the angels out ages ago and now we have them,
    wasps, coquis and us. There are two spots of light, bright
    spiders, smaller than dust on t […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 16 3 years, 7 months ago

    Being a girl is easy. First, you must rarely speak
    and when you do, it must be hurried

    so you don’t take up too much time. You must be slender
    and reach out to those skinnier to prove you didn’t do it […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 15 3 years, 7 months ago

    You Say the Heart is a Muscle

    But I say it’s an eggplant, ready to soak up whatever
    flavor you put it in, adding a chewiness necessary
    for a good vegetarian dish. You say the heart is a jackfruit
    difficult t […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 14 3 years, 7 months ago

    My legs must just be dry, I thought, and I went to the spa where a woman in black
    panties and bra scrubbed until the skin rolled off like old pieces of erasure.

    But the more time I spent in the pools and feet […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 13 3 years, 7 months ago

    She was afraid she wasn’t good enough
    He was afraid she wasn’t good enough
    He was afraid he wasn’t good enough
    She was afraid he wasn’t good enough
    He is afraid she isn’t good enough
    He is afraid he isn’t goo […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 12 3 years, 7 months ago

    A Murmuring

    As if the wind had a body, as if the sky
    shuttered dark with its own laughter, as if the clouds
    discovered each other and couldn’t stop
    touching, as if our skin could shatter
    and show what a jo […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 11 3 years, 7 months ago

    “I ran out of time for this one, but I’m curious where it will go when I have a good amount of time to really sit with it and think about the bodies of woman saints. Who knows where it will go.” […]

  • Jessica wrote a new post, 9 3 years, 7 months ago

    I held myself underwater
    So I could rise above the surface
    And prove myself alive
    The lungs ballooning

    So I could rise above the surface
    And enjoy the shock of breathing
    The lungs ballooning
    Proof that I […]

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