Hey all….

…I know I have been rather absent lately, but…well….life happened, but I’m doing my best to put a stop to that BS soon enough.

In the mean time, Ms. Magpie has been posting again and I know that it would give her a great creative boost if some of you lovely folks would pop over and see what she’s up to, so if you wouldn’t mind…..check it out….

https://magpiesmenagerie.wordpress.com

 

Thanks bunches–

NaPoWriMo, 2016, Day 5–soft violence



soft violence

the soft violence of the sword
that severs flesh from flesh

that steals stone from soil
or holes in awnings from

falling bullets, silent as they
settle to earth, as they come

to rest through this, the soft 
skull of the city in the dark








The city makes ghosts of itself, 7

(please click on image to enlarge)

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So close, so far







Why is time a woman 
and man a death?

Why do we give one force a gender
and gender the other with force?

Will our willing gender upon them
lessen the bite of their skin upon ours?

Can a persona’s presence
soften the blow for even a moment

of the two things most impossibly
removed from our personhood?

Do the masks we put upon their 
faces hide their horrors from us?

Will these suppositions 
blow the wind of these days

out of the eyes of our
oldest and dearest friends,

our most constant companions, 
our dearest foes?

Will they leave us any longer by virtue 
of what does or does not dangle between their legs?






near between

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a white line
that I have been telling myself 
over and over again
is a border between me and
this madness of transport
in the background
that i cannot fuzz out anymore





On vacation with the family…

…and a few friends…

 
…plus the 600+ books I have on my e-reader. I should be good to go.