Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 29/30

I met her again
in a club

I was the best man
at a wedding
there
and afterwards
I wrestled
heavyweight champions
and lost

the second man
twice
but never
unashamed

she saw me
in defeat
and wanted me
looked twice
to see if
it was really me
unproud and imperfect

but above
in the VIP section
I could not find
the right clothes
to go out
and greet her

I’ve never
dreamed about
her hunger
before

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 28/30

he was at the top
of the skyscraper
showing everyone below
that he wasn’t afraid
to fall

he threw his smartphone
over the edge
to record a video
of what life’s
last plummet
is like

nearly fell
himself

I was terrified the
entire time

Monday, April 28, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 27/30

met her again
as a registered nurse
at a private practice
her hair dyed orange
for the playoffs

she never liked sports
before
nor medicine

we talked and smiled
and they snuck
shots and vaccinations
into my arm
visceral cure
for lovestruck designs

an allergic reaction
to commitment and relationships
took me away from her
as always
swollen
and weak
and bitter and hateful
convergent traction lost

met her again
and left her
again
crippled

but I’ll return
for more
when my eyes are closed
and blurry
untrue and desperate
like platemail armor
made out of origami

Sunday, April 27, 2014

NaPoWriMo 26/30



I felt the earth
as a vessel
and realized
that it was not
supreme

that at any time
I could fall overboard into
nothingness
and float
forever unguided

have you ever hated
what you’ve created?
it starts as
nothingness
shaped into
a child
or a man
by trepidated, shaking hands

but the world wants beauty
not an anxious deity
seasick and doubtful

I fear for my offspring
forever floating
unguided by their
fearful father
and his unabsolved
anxiety

how could anyone
ever think
they were God