The First Horse
"Ring for me shattered
epiphany. Let your road-kill legs
clank on sacks of nails rusting powdered-bone feet.
Stomp into the dawn
so the sun
as it reveals details
we all have missed
and are happy
to be without."
-Codename Nova and the Flaming Suit
On Monday, I go to work with flowers in my hair.
Bees fly past my eyes not knowing
I can see them before I fee their assault on my scalp.
In the back room I ask Kevin what he thinks about my hair.
He says that to be part of my dream he would have to make it his own.
I blow a petal off my shoulder and tell him not to bother.
Kevin's head looks like a desert.
During my Trouble One night, as My parents found me
boyhood were the mornings I sat upright
I had my parents peering in
an aquarium would find me through the glass I saw the morning
that I had fast an anonymous staring
filled asleep beside it bug turn at the remains
with rocks and insects. on the floor. circles. of a cocoon.
Last night I watched a movie about shrinking children on a small black and white box in the lobby of the Black Hawk Hotel. The movie seemed different that the way I remembered it- the children did not leap and tumble or yell excitedly- they just stood there staring at the top of the screen, their jaws dangling pendulums on slowly ticking cuckoo clocks. It was hilarious!