and the stun

if you became the wind there would be no borders
if you became the wind you would feed the forest floor
you would loose things that stuck
you could make inanimate objects come alive in the street
you could chaperone clouds across sky
morning poem in six parts
how many knots will you bring us today?

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n quotes a testimony from a woman in ogaden
and the stun
the silence that follows
i want to name it
walk away with electricity in my bones
another file for the phenomena encyclopedia

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in which
i am allowed the kind of proud mama moments
often reserved for grade-school teachers

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talking about the bridge between
poems and performance
it’s not going to build itself
i say
but it will come in time

and then the recovery from
some kind of creative amnesia
where i recall
last year’s unperformed performance poems

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sweet sticky rice with mango
consumed in sun patches atop smurf towel
the best understudy for getting ripped
thank you for accommodating my
worn-out ways

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in regards to a curated life
just because we don’t have hipstamatic
doesn’t mean we don’t have gorgeous moments too

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your voice a channel for ferrying
simultaneous rage and fear
timecaught in my phonemachine

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f29 reports from portland
bikeswarms circling gas stations

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cecilia vicuña’s saborami
in my hands

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it is one thing
to share the vagina monologues experience
with a cis-man friend-of-friend that i just met
but it is another to stand up side by side with him
when, at the end, they ask
anyone who has survived domestic abuse
or knows someone who has
to rise

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perched on volvo trunk
booted feet on black bumper
while eric talks about the three-foot white-feathered wingspan
of a local owl
not to mention the red-tailed hawks

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clubsounds spill out along university
on san diego nightstreets
clyde and i revelling in the un-vehicled streets
of almost-midnight

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eucalyptus scent
thickening in night air i
pedal through it
humming

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bb’s left-over burgers
laid out on kitchen table with lettuce
red onion ribbons
and tomato cross sections

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cover song #4
semi-complete
(never mind the dissonance)