Above Us, Only Sky.

Above the clouds, where the air is as pure as the sunlight, she floats with her arms by her sides, looking out at the sky around her. She can sense that her physical body waits on the earth beneath her, that this is a matter of perception, afforded her by virtue of an education at … Continue reading Above Us, Only Sky.

Knowing

Feel me Until your surrender Arrives Relax in the direction Of my attention I am as aroused By your dancing anger As by your giggling joy I remain willing To crack the shell Of closure Lick my love against The soft heart flesh Inside My breath is full My body strong I enjoy your anger, … Continue reading Knowing

Ghosts of Celluloid

He sits at the back of the theatre Recalls how it was all new Once No colour, no computer generated effects Not even sound. He looks at people hunched over their phones. People move so much faster He doesn't get why people Wear their hair the way that They do Why the news is always … Continue reading Ghosts of Celluloid

I Will Continue

Clouds break, Smudged light emerging from Between them I stand and lift my face upwards Apart from everything But open to it regardless I built a suit of armour From my words But there are still Fresh scars underneath Yet within me Lies a beast that knows Pain only in the abstract No one tells … Continue reading I Will Continue

Raise your shield high

Silence has a weight Texture A rock worn smooth By time A delicacy as raw silk Sliding over my rough, dark hands Inside, The screams - outrage, pain disguised As signals of virtue I stand askance My path takes me through These places Once walled gardens of enthused discourse Now the flowers drip blood I … Continue reading Raise your shield high

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Synopsis: I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and her truly unique family secret, born on the slopes … Continue reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides