No Accident

she held herself still
while she breathed
the air stalled  in her throat

when she stopped
her chest rose and fell
an off-duty metrodome

is that purgatory?
shallow end instead
of the cannon-ball?


Ode to the Best Poem I Ever Wrote

I wrote a poem in the notebook
of my dreams and of course
assumed I’d remember
it in the morning because,
obviously, it was that good.

It had something to do with sharks,
no, martens, or was it electric eels?
It was one of my best, I promise.

The Shortest Protest Ever

Have you ever been so full
of every emotion your body
can’t handle it and you consider
running outside to scream at the stars

And then you remember you’re lazy
and have no energy
so you call it a night and slump
against your pillows

Weird Diets

What if unicorns only ate gummy bears?
What if two plus two sometimes didn’t equal four?
What if God created penguins to compensate
for the nasty creatures like mosquitoes?

What if everybody sees red differently
and we’ve just learned to call that shade the same thing?
What if termites hate the taste of wood?
What if the Eiffel Tower were inverted into the earth?