Monday, April 27, 2020

27

f
 a
  l
   l
    i
     n
  t   g
   o
f   o
 a
  s
   t
only ever gets me hurt
but i keep doing it
keep falling...

and splat

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

15

sitting on a work-club-call,
for people tired of being
second class citizens
for their sexuality.

minutes turn to
work-from-home-morale,
keeping it up as the days
drag on,
keeping it up as the kids
run about,
keeping it up as...

fuck you,
I'm still at the office.
I still have to be in the office.
what about me?

no, I'm a second class citizen,
again,
alone,

and one of the few people
on the call
who's not merely
an ally.

marginalized by the marginalized.
again.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

14

working, toiling, deep in the zone,
spinning all the parts in place,
--sudden TWEAK, it's over,
left wrist is done for the day.

Monday, April 13, 2020

13

no time, too busy
to think, to collect, to write,
to... break the rules

--
If you treat the ellipses as a syllable, no rules are broken.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

11

.a prediction:

the tide will slow,
the curve will turn,
the flood will ease away,
and the people will breathe
a sigh of relief.

they will
shuck their skins,
toss their masks,
breach their walls,
and the virus will celebrate
for all the new
gullible victims.

:and it will be worse.

Friday, April 10, 2020

10

worry when home
is taken away
the stars shift
the moon feels cold
safety gives way
to loneliness
and fear

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8

you can't get in, can't look out,
can't find the thing you're needing about,
all the signs and dress-up you play,
but no id beats body-lang.

worthless they called,
worthless I came,
but for being ignored,
I'm top of the game.

can't fight, can't learn,
can't drink, can't burn,
can't hack, can't lie,
can't dance, can't fly,

but I can blend into the wall
when you don't want to be seen,
aced fading away
when leaving the scene...

--
fanfiction for Sense8

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

7

(dream)
baby-faced and sec-serv
takes the insult as a comp'
and watches the kids.

he be the one
they don't try to dodge,
he looks just like
their friends.

Monday, April 6, 2020

6

---fall asleep

~

hope for
two weeks
until I may
be held again

fear for
two weeks
cancelation
looming overhead

hope, don't
expect. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

5

seconds counting down to sleep
when I suddenly realize I
haven't written today

hurry before I--- 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

4

shivers in the sway
wrapped tight in thunder
cold but comfortable
until

bladder persists.



NaPoWriMo 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

3

i almost didn't work today

waking with
finger aching
toes numb
feet tingling
ankles stiff
nose bruised
ears sore

sounds to me
a mental health holiday

recover.
recuperate.
be more ready to work again on

monday.



NaPoWriMo 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

2

gloves on
face turned down
breathing hard through
my face mask
(thanks jamo)
any other day
people would look
at me like i was strange
but today
they look
at me with jealousy.



NaPoWriMo 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1

profess innocence.
play the room.
be everyone's best friends.
stab them all in the back.
hate indiscriminately.
don't fall in love.
promise to forgive.
never forget.
drink plenty of water.
eat the bar snacks.
tip your waiter



NaPoWriMo 2020