24. The View From the Writer’s Window

I won’t show you what I see you’re sure not to believe me. My view is shrouded, clouded, sad, and sweet and tragic packaged in goofy, filled with more darkness ridiculousness. There are dragons outside my window. Dire wolves, Huge, haunting, and lurking things, dragging…

23. Gold Plated

I never (don’t say it) I never had ever hoped to be without you like I am now. You, sitting high with your God Praising praises and good works (mother, do not encourage this) and shit. All of it. You can have my empire of…

#23 The Slow March of Time

But, of course, you know I miss you you can see me down below in an instant I am weepy just a moment left to go before all who stand above me and to all still in the show come together in my presence and…

22. The Rococo Narrative

Unsolicited elegance. “just paint your picture and be done with it” she says. Unamused, not impressed. “I do despise this dress with the lowest of my being” she’ll scoff, and reach for the decanter. “Madame, you mustn’t move, I must capture your essence” aye sir,…

#22 Sargent’s Brush with Beauty

Madame X was all he could muster for the title saying her name was too painful for him He captured her breathless essence at her arrival blushing, she turned away from his hot gaze and his passionate brush.   There was never a better time…

#21 Shuck the Shoes

My bunions are gifts from my dad – they stay there’s no magic pill that can whisk them away but they make it hard to fit into shoes that are pointy or narrow or give me the blues. My flat feet are gifts from my children –…

#20 Almost Wild

A long time ago I sailed dark waters under the moon A solo figure gliding gently on motionless water My fingers tickled the surface, four tiny skiers in unison My breasts pressed to the deck and the stretching daughter reached to her inner depths on a…

20. 10,000 (vengeance for Felicia)

Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, decades, centuries, Millenia build and build and build just to see it all taken down to be rebuilt. Upgraded. lived in. loved in. cast aside. Trashed. Spat upon. oh. oh, but how beautiful she will be When she takes…

19. Maintenance

Time to come in, Rog. Oxygen is at a quarter fuzzy. The com tells me my daydream is at an end. (daydream?) I finished repairs a decade ago. But the minutes… the sacred minutes I get as my own spec of dust. Harnessing galaxies in…

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