sweet mercy this caprese salad is the best decision I’ve ever made
Grasshopper - Jeanne Murray Walker
When I come upon the grasshopper
on the porch, he lies nose down,
silent, looking not like a body
so much as some great damage,
like a car wreck. But I know
it wasn’t an accident. Deciding
it needed to be done was the hard part.
He thought about it for a long time.
He loved his leg. But it was broken
and how could he grow another
until he got rid of the first?
One morning, he felt a tickle
he knew might be the new leg
trying to sprout. Carefully, he
pulled out of his long grief
and took the first bite.
In a review mentioning this poem, Thom Satterlee quite rightly calls Grasshopper ”an extraordinarily lucid modern-day parable.”
Since I moved into my current apartment, 100% of my roommates have gotten engaged to their boyfriends. Now I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been taking a lot of statistics courses and I’ve learned a few things about correlation…
so… when can we move in together? ;)
Northwest - Stacie Cassarino
I admit, I am afraid of isolation,
and of the way the land breaks off here
and of the woman who says forever
moving her tongue along my skin
like she means it.
If I believe her, I will suffer.
If I don’t believe her, I will suffer.
Who has never wanted to be unneeding?
One year since I’ve seen the mountains
or had proof love could be enough.
The mind loves hope.
Dumb heart, come down from the walnut tree.
All the distance is ultimately a lie.
In Alaska, the heart was a fourteen-pound King.
In Seattle, she held a fishing pole to the sky.
I will remember this version of me.
I will remember loganberry, fishscales, the future,
the letter that says: love can sidewind.
Dear god, it is years since I’ve prayed.
I understand the birds are holy.
I understand the body leads us to love, or
this is one way of knowing the world.
i just want a warm body to lay beside me and tell me how nice my eyebrows are
This… has happened to me recently.