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  1. My brand new leather grip shovel

    29 Apr 2014
    With the shovel next to me on the passenger seat, I head for the pinewoods. The snowflakes caught in the headlights flash straight at me like bullets. I keep ducking and start feeling claustrophobic. This old Chevy is not made for winter. The heater’s dead and it’s draughty as hell…

  2. Rules of engagement

    29 Apr 2014
    Let’s fly around the world really put our hearts in it this time Lock emergency exits Slash the life jackets and all rubber boats Cut the wires from our oxygen masks Smash the radio unfasten our seatbelts Eyes locked in blind rock ‘n roll faith Let us trust let us…

  3. Lay her bones down

    29 Apr 2014
    At night I sometimes steal her bones Throw over her skin like a bed sheet Dancing around the house like a ghost I sing her my thoughts too dark or too sweet for daylight I see through her eyes and show her my world Stop in front of mirrors staring…

  4. Read the words back to me

    29 Apr 2014
    “How long since you’ve last seen her?” She asked Such a long time, I can’t remember if she’s even real anymore I learned to swim in her ink ocean She kept pulling me up but I kept jumping in Swallowing gallons each time I drowned Lungs so full of ink…

  5. Smile a little then leave early

    29 Apr 2014
    Let the news that day greet you like a smile Not hit you with the weight of a freight train Don’t curse the world because she was first to find a new Wish her to feel for him, the way you felt for her Tell her… but leave out the…

  6. Binoculars and the gun

    29 Apr 2014
    I took all necessities for our trip Some clothes, a toothbrush, binoculars, the gun When we got there, I planned the scene very carefully I stood against the wall facing the sun Loaded the gun and put it in your hands Got the binoculars out of the bag Strapped them…

  7. I’m no arsonist, I’m only ashes

    29 Apr 2014
    That night you should have known Those white flames would lick my heart Fill my lungs with thick black smoke My red skin boiled to the touch My breathing should have warned you For the explosive combustion of words Like backdraft from my mouth As I opened it to speak…

  8. Dove down with the weight of your worries

    29 Apr 2014
    As soon as you read it You came a looking Dove straight to the bottom With the weight of your worries Dug me out from the seabed Fighting off eels Scavenging starfish And decomposition The red and blue contrast Of warm and cold lips Massaging palms On my white flakey…

  9. The Lives Lived With You

    29 Apr 2014
    My dear Ariana That day I drew blood, your blood. Left with an entry wound and exit wound, with nothing in between but thoughts of me, you seemed to have no choice but to love me right there in the dark within the white chalk outline of your silhouette. There,…

  10. This Is How I Will Meet You

    29 Apr 2014
    Henry You want us to dream our dreams together but how will we know we are in fact dreaming the same dream, if the words we use to describe them to each other, are so drenched in hope and belief? My scars teach me not to trust my own words…

  11. Quartz

    29 Apr 2014
    He sees his neck pulse in the mirror in front of him and tries to synchronize it to the delicate ticking sound of his wrist watch by taking slower and deeper breaths. It doesn’t work. Then he tries emptying his mind by focussing on the precision of its Swiss mechanics…

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