Tag: falling


A Clarification

"And these were Heavenly because
he never saw them clear enough
to satisfy his love, his need
to see them all again, again."

Wendell Berry

of all the human beings in the world,
any of whom could and would disappoint me,
all of whom can and …
Read | Comment

Humans

The first time I ever kissed a girl
on a couch, what struck me
most was not elation or desire
but the abrupt realization
that other human beings have mass
and fluids and upper lip hair
and probably feelings.
I was not a hot air balloon
drifting to cloud nine …
Read | Comment

Freefall

The war council convenes around a campfire.
Sal says, Good effing riddance.
Larry says, Burn her letters tonight.
Colin says, Get under someone else.
Brie says, Lock that door and throw the key in a lake.
Claire says, Let's all get naked and jump in a lake
of beer and …
Read | Comment

What Martyrdom Means to Me

"and when I heard that, a distant chime went off for me,
remembering a time when I believed
that I could simply live without it."

—Tony Hoagland, "What Narcissism Means to Me"

Oh, what a thrill to be juggled!
One touch and you're soaring. Up you go,
delirious, until the …
Read | Comment