Saturday, October 19, 2013

life in the castle

the new queen:
what are these crazy waves?
the wind howling wildly
circling the tower
lifting up dead leaves from far away forests
slapping them against my window
i want you now
my body can not wait
i scream at reasonable people
i know the wind has never roared a word like that

and that morning:
running up and down spiral staicases
not quite knowing which tower you will be in
i look for animals too
the wild ones, that move through here

the old king:
castle spirit
wild animals up and down staircases
sorely impatient; not reasonable....
I see you in my lap.....and we are entwined
the wind is howling
but we are louder

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

the world underneath

my face on the cold linoleum
a white rabbit hops around me
cheerfully, more coming in
through the crack of the door
from the light into the dim lit room
dark blotches on the white
like blood splatters
that was before you ran cold water over my wrists
even before raindrops came out of your mouth
like words of poetry

Monday, October 7, 2013

witch of the woods

now you see her
now you don't
but know 
she's always 
up to no good