Cups of anxiety

Outside the cafe, the bees do their waggle dance as I get lost trying to follow their directions. Next to my table, vapor escapes another cup of anxiety to play with the smoke of an old man's cigarette. They swirl and dance, as if emulating the bees, as if trying to explain it to me. [...]

By | 2017-08-03T03:33:24+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Poetry|0 Comments

Refined-sugar hourglass

Sugar slips down this hourglass protected inside shimmering bulbs, counting down my possibilities as I run out of sweetness. Mellow crystals of the past: My coffee is bitter and dark. But I swear I’ll wait grain by grain for your last time travelers to get in line, and smash your cowardice against this wall. And [...]

By | 2017-07-09T00:31:56+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Poetry|0 Comments

Tetriminos

Duties were tormenting me like Tetris pieces raining at an impossible speed. I made chamomile tea, and waited for the “GAME OVER” sign. A man with no face went to the edge of chaos once I fell asleep. He demanded a blanket from the winter, a song from Mercury, and a smile from me. And [...]

By | 2017-07-09T00:32:36+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Poetry|0 Comments

Reasons

I. An entire structure collapsed at the vibration of his lips asking why three times in a row. Not much remained of what had been the most beautiful place that I didn't want to inhabit. The expectations of a mother covered by debris, the pressure of peers now pushing against blinding light. "Oops," he said. "Never mind, I'll build [...]

By | 2017-07-28T00:55:24+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Poetry|0 Comments