Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

far from water

 

 

lunch: mug of miso broth with noodles
late dinner: mug of miso broth with noodles
in between: a slice of watermelon
a half of an orange left sitting on the cutting board
handful of rice chips
temperature: ranging from 98.something to 100.something

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the fact that scott walker wasn’t recalled
literally made me sick
i say

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freezer ice pack
wrapped in washcloth
forehead-draped

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what the light looks like
when one watches it
carve its sky-path
from bed
what the heat feels like
rising from my fingertips
how the mattress/the sheets
are still warm
when i climb back in

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i could take advil
i say
but want the fever to break itself
wet cotton socks
underneath wool

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the first sleep i have gotten
in years
room piling up on itself

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in the film
a phoenix birdwoman
a white piano
black tu-tued ballerinas
deer with heads turned in the forest
the rising
the fire

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echoing:
since si se puede became yes, we can eliminate brown bodies by the billions without consequence, call it the D word instead of death and casually allow ourselves to forget that this land began with brown skin

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also echoing:
how you said
sometimes when i feel sick
i think of the people who are crossing the desert right now
who are dying of dehydration
and are alone and far from water
i let myself feel that place for a little
and then come back to the present and appreciate life in illness
where i can just sleep and drink and reach out to those i love
with a simple phone call or email or text
which blew my mind because
i do this
exact same thing
cut from the same cloth

 

 

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