December 21, 2011

goodbye is a language of it's own
it speaks in an absence
it puts tears on repeat
goodbye writes a name
on everything.
goodbye honks
when the light turns green
goodbye is startling
goodbye is anorexic
goodbye is starving.
goodbye speaks for itself
it lays you down
keeping you up
it dreams for you
while you wrestle with
unopened promises.
goodbye tells the same story
again to the same
friendly person
and goodbye is determined
to solve the problem
but it is as blind as you are deaf
to this silence
that goodbye left.

December 2, 2011

all my words are birds
blocked in a headlock.
snapped awake
like an alarm clock.
every curse
to demonstrate
i act
like an acrobat
and flip the switch
all my limbs intact.
the type shakes
but you don't react,

that is that.