turning to light

in the dream
it was kindof like a hold-up
or that moment in movies
where the shit goes down
it was haze-gray
and we three worked in a team
we unloaded ourselves from the van
maybe L.A.
maybe somewhere southwestern
maybe a city i’ve never been to/through
dusty air suggesting an old saloon
something like plucking eyebrows in the forest beforehand
i was pretty sure i was one of the good guys
so getting killed wasn’t an option
but when we attempted to  surround the classrooms
nothing seemed foolproof

_______

blue-handled scissors to clip
front yard mint
off-white string to
wrap the bunches
tiny nails
hammered into shipbed
to hang herbs upside down
to dry

_______

taylor tells mango mango man was back last week
no words for this news just
hands to heart and
face turning to light

_______

the other day
digging in backyard garden
struck a tangle of nerves
undoing the deep belief
that i am a dime a dozen

_______

church-step perched
liz and zeia and i wave to the kid parade
we watch the walks of life
we pass the 2-strawed thai tea
(that once belonged to lisa? sarah?)
back and forth
until sufficiently drugged

_______

the wonder of
the leg-braced
rough-haired man
with a sign that says god bless
i feel my pockets for spare change while he
asks if we like strawberries
lifts a pint from his basket
and hands it over
_______

and on the walk home
i run into the man who i earlier handed me
a hot-pink sign-language alphabet card
and i fumble through
what alphabet i know
to tell him where i’m headed
and we converse this way
for at least 5 mintues

_______

i’m glad outer space could aid you in your healing
i say

voice carried via satellite
to what once was a rainforest
shiz and i laughing
into the mouthpieces

_______

the disjuncture /hilarity that occurs
in the kitchen when will
asks about the life-changing conversation
i mentioned several days ago
but for the life of me
stove-leaning
can’t recall now

______

no necesito cosas correcto
217 says
solamente palabras que son verdaderas
to which i respond
with gratitude
for this wisdom
and perspective


 

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