I exist, at times just barely, for the careful ways you tear me open.
You always find the truths I’ve left unspoken but I’m not hiding from you, I’m hiding from me.
That last conversation left me […]
It started with a howling clock – a coyote or a wolf
Hair prickling feral screams in disoriented darkness
Nowhere I can identify not even the when
And then there was the wailing of cats outside a window
Sugar the kind you press to your lips and crave like an addiction
Sugar the pacing and scouring kind the hormones indecision
Sugar can’t pick one maybe wants them all or maybe none
Sugar drape yourself in black […]
Not in sand hills or winding mountains
Sharp turns like a voice that’s more like a knife
Winding I lose traction on the ice and I fear
Tried to grow a new version of you
Forgot where I planted – […]
Quiet yourself and grow smaller
One pill makes you larger
The pill you tell men that you cannot take
Protection comes in so many forms
Like a wallflower trying not to be seen
To be plucked pulled cut at the […]
Millie by Aliice Black
The flowers in the courtyard
Half withered, half new.
Handfuls of them I want to grip
their stems and take the prettiest ones
home to you.
My aunt knows the names of […]
Don’t Cry by Aliice Black
Do you remember the way things were when we first met?
Roller-coasters beneath fireworks and every day was a celebration.
Every day was an anniversary, an outpouring […]
Sister by Aliice Black
She looks like you.
Pale and eyes full of longing.
Sand shifting through the hourglass
of her body.
Were you always this hard?
I could sharpen my […]
Temple Vein by Aliice Black
It has always been your fault
From the first breath
to today’s silence.
You were born evil,
A vile spitting and kicking thing.
Give It Up by Aliice Black
Electric bubble gum popping
The wires all open ended
Gasoline and sparks
The trains don’t run here
It’s too flammable
A Chernobyl wasteland of what […]
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