gone fishin’

hello darlings.
please note: i will be traveling from now til aug 15th…
as per usual, i’ll be keeping track of the details analogue style and then posting them when i have internet access and time.

feel free to post yr own details in the interactivity section under 3 details.
[please?]

and please throw some good cross country highways of the heart roadtrip energy out there for me. light a candle. toss some glitter.

xox

frankie.

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salmon reinterpreted as destiny

1. awake too soon
theme of the summer

2. audy
50 year old hands massaging me into other visionary worlds
administering lavender oil to bicep oven burn
(this gesture of being cared for)
moment after moment of gratitude
as she works my heart open

3. first fallen plum on sidewalk
green and speckled
so small, i think it is an egg
and reach for it

4. salmon
reinterpreted
as destiny
by pony champagne

5. sheets on line
dry
in 5 minutes

6. thunder through the phone lines
[satellites]
from one coast to another
we talk of
silver foxes
the home for wayward girls project
the trainstation: end of an era

7. 90 degree room
required uniform:
underwear

8. the wonder
at how summer
always makes me feel
more capable

9. corinne and i
on white of sheetless bed
elbow-propped
and sweating
in the sauna palace

10. crickets
finally
chorusing into the late late night

members of the great bling exchange

1. startled awake
i move into the day
with the slowness of swimming

2. the rise and fall
of jock jams
lemme hear you say way-o
way-o

3. lee and mo
members of the great bling exchange
seated for breakfast
wide eyed

4. deep fried tempeh sticks
with ranch sauce

5. maybe
there is a city
that has already forgotten my name
maybe
you are a city
that has already forgotten my name

6. how do we house the hurt
inside the same bodies
that have housed
gum drops and sundaes
and other ways of saying i love you
without saying i love you

7. deborah observes:
so many questions
lola observes:
the density of the unsanswered

8. word association picnic
irving park
until the light
turns long and gold

9. one red mike and ike
from the quarter candy machine

10. sequins
spandex
flashing light
heart full
voice hoarse

11. flash of blue red blue red (repeat)
on faces
outside the E-room

12. the ache
of waiting

the order of tall boots

1. morning
two rituals
involving water:
eye drops
netty pot

2. carrie klein
gifts, heals, and arms me with:
clarity of vision (not eyes, but heart. mind.)
the heart protector
the triple burner
lanceting
moxa smoke curling from forearm to air

3. two unsuccessful attempts:
color photocopying/transparencies
best muffins on alberta street

4. jumna
who holds stories in her hair
is letting the gray
grow out

5. a sadness spread between cities

6. kinko’s encounter with
fellow zinester
over scotch tape and glue-stick
and precise manual cutting machine
black and white comics
in square shape
looks perfect
the first
in many
encounters
of the post-accupuncture
opened heart

7. the order of tall boots
well represented
on stage

8. post-postmodern lecture series
one of one
offering bitmapped overhead images
of restoration
offering working definitions of love
offering lists and catalogues of history
and re-mixed details
offering a blessing exchange

9. annah’s tears
and the clenched teeth it takes
to sing through them
a whole packed summer sweaty room
wiping their eyes
in honor
of mothers who have passed on

10. tiger witch stone demon soul sex stories
told with voice
as well as face
and arms
and stance

11. praxis recollects
taking notes
on one hot bootboy marathon
fanning ourselves outside bookstore
grateful for shared history

12. confession:
it is hard
to see other people in love
right now
sub-confession:
it is extremely hard
for me
to admit this

13. there is a message
about emptiness
transmitted but untranaslatable
in arriving alone
in leaving alone
in kissing language goodnight
in white lie by-products
there is a counter-message
in the drawer of spoons



a storm the sky never let go of

1. eight am
lesbians on ecstasy
cranked
pounding through kitchen
night club sound challenging the morning
to a fight
dyanne and i
laughing
goddamn that bass sounds good

2. the whole morning
a storm
the sky
never let go of

3. oven rack
heated
to 400 degrees
meets skin

4. my name is humpty
pronounced with an umpty

a wish for music with more intelligence
accompanied by
an uncontrollable grin

5. lem-on-ade!
lem-on-ade!
lem-on-ade!
chorusing
three kids on sidewalk corner
as i bike-approach
above the alameda ridge
calling out
50 cents a cup

6. yesterday’s uncatalogued detail:
crow body
how its black feathers shine
slumped
newly dead
against curb

7. the art of dipping
glasses
into hot sand
to bend them
to ear-holding perfection

8. smell of fuschia-colored new things
plastic off-gassing

9. southest belmont and 33rd
4pm
sun on
skin
cars
concrete
sound of car radio on scan
5 seconds of joan jett’s
i love rock n roll

10. annah’s kisses
we’re about to make magic
again

11. how is it
that we adore each other
with full hearts
without ever having had
a single
one-on-one converstation

12. n.c.n.
i saw your silver white jacket
dancing
before i saw you

13. eight work hours
on foot
and i still can’t keep myself
from
quick-quick-slow-slowing
across the straw strewn floor
sometimes gliding
sometimes mis-stepping
in other peoples arms

14. blessed cool night
whose air
carries
fratless
silence


born out of summer soundtracks

1. dream:
feathers
beach-washed like seaweed
huge
length: 4 feet
width: 1 foot
deliberating
how
i will bring them with me
not because of size
but because someone
is standing near them

2. stuffed heart pillow
coming undone
puffs of stuffing
collected and re-stuffed
in 9am bright of sun

3. the grace of a workday
that begins at 11
which is one hour before noon
which is five hours before the end of the workday
and three hours later than usual

4. the absolute lack of grace
in deep fried kitchen heat

5. house dinner
born out of
summer soundtracks
kitchen uniform: underwear and thin things

6. dressing:
five juiced limes
garden basil and mint
cilantro
toasted sesame seeds
miso
garlic
ginger

7. a visit:
elevated house graveyard
one star glaring
blue to black spread across night sky
cool air meeting all this bare skin

8. water for flower box in the morning
water for flower box in the evening
considering the sun

9. ant party on desk
crawling up leg
crushed black bodies smelling like fake candy banana and something sour

10. eleven pm
it begins again
dude/frat party
next door
necessitating a new house accesory:
earplugs.
i can feel them
taking up space
all the way over here

11. all i’ve never done
all i have to do
the word might be ‘overwhelmed’
the word might also be ‘anticipatory’