Sunday, January 06, 2002

if you find our city,
the less you weather the sordid town
by dirty subway walks
dreaming of a modern wonder
feeling gray and dark,
no night,
but gorgeous light

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

we're two points collapsing
supercharged from the storm

Thursday, October 25, 2001

I love how you never
want to go to sleep
you fight it off like
a defiant child until
your eyelids get too heavy
and finally you drift off
into the soft arms of
a dream

Tuesday, September 04, 2001

I asked you if you had a good heart
You answered "Yes, I'll never do you harm"


Wednesday, July 18, 2001

1:11 and I wish to someday set things right
go out on a boat late at night,
wrap up in a big blanket
sit out on the deck and watch
the moon embrace the water's surface...
wake at sunrise, to finally be

I want to live again, in summers
like those fireflies,
like this broad boat uncovered
and let out to dream by sea's edge
instead of hard soil..
summer sweetness doesn't dance
around minds like sugarplums once did
we all know sugarplums can only roll
and boats give you sea legs,
the smell of salt lingers on skin..
humidity breeds lucidity
and only then does summer dance
it dances for you

Thursday, July 05, 2001

"Once I took your face into my hands.
Moonlight fell on it
most incomprehensible object
under overflowing tears.

Like something docile, that quietly endures,
it felt almost the way a thing feels.
And yet there was no being in that chill
night, which endlessly eludes me.

O these places toward which we surge,
pushing into the scant surfaces
all the waves of our heart,
our pleasures and our weaknesses,
and to whom do we finally hold them out?"
-Paris, end of 1913 Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, June 18, 2001

it's hard to sleep
with miles ahead
bearing down on me,
and someone so intent on loving me.
who knows where my strength lies?

*rainer maria*