Levi

today’s
the birthday
of this dead
vegan guy
I met in 2011
at this hookah bar
the modern post.

he was great;
Full of life,
but seemed
so depressed.

His brother,
who looks like
a conehead,
works at a
Whole Foods now
and I see him
around.

They were
the first vegans
I ever met.

I used to think
all vegans
were aliens,
cone head or not.

levi and I
cuddled and
fell asleep on
an alignment
of chairs once.

He’d tell me
I was beautiful,
and ask me
to marry him.

he was like someone
took a five year old
and stretched him out
so he was taller.

I never really knew him
that well at all.

Slippery

Have you ever
been somewhere

And just thought,

“Oh my god,
I am actually
Losing my mind.

This is what
Releasing
The grip
On sanity

Feels like.”

I just did,

Watching two
[Insanely
Too] attractive
People

be In love
| All over |
Each other.

She took
Her hair
Out of
A bun And

locked tresses
Fell perfectly.

I Keep Forgetting

I left
the teapot
on

not hearing
it whistle

long enough
to burn it
again.

by the time
i remembered

i had to
pry its
hot metal
bottom

from sautered
spiral prison.

hope it
will
forgive me

[salvage
charless tasting
oatmeal water]

For forgetting
about it

while it
killed itself
on burner.

lying
in bed

i hear it
whistling
placebo;

[we could
have ruined
it this time]

A guilt
calloused
melody
of sorrow.

Nobody

Craves a
fucking salad.

chop me up
and throw
me into
your mouth,

crunch down
on me
and swallow

eating me
will not
nourish you
[but that
isn’t what
you’re
going for]

sweetheart,

i will not
make you
beautiful

but you
will love
me for it.

Crisp

Void

i wonder

if you do
not mean

to touch 
and hold 

like it is

just
something
to do with
your hands.

grab anyone
near by

like, life raft;

gasping for
attention.

the current
pool
r  i  s  i  n  g
UP

to the
bottom of
your chin;

Lift on
tiptoes

STRAINING
to stay
above 

surface.

But,

what
are
you drowning
IN
[sense-deprive
produced
overdrive?]

time feels
more
vaccumous
then death

There

in the
seconds
before
suffocation.

like
anticipation

could kill
you
first.

“I want to
touch you,”

she did
not say

So he
did not
hear.

Detonate