City of Joyful Dread

I caught a fever, a holy fire

Month: August, 2016

Heroin Shiva

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you you you

with those babes in your arms
with those hollowedout charms

you you you

I’m a leatherback girl with Balearical boys
I can only believe in a God that destroys

I wrap around

you take me in

your tongue around

my tiger skin

you walk into the room
with zeroes in your eyes

you say,
the East shall rise
&,
who wants to die

you say,
the East shall rise
& everybody get high

anybody wanna try?
wanna go for a ride

& it’s warm inside
& we ride

you you you

with those babes in your arms
with those hollowedout charms

you you you

I’m a leatherback girl with Balearical boys
I can only believe in a God that destroys

I’m falling deeper

“Dispersion sur papier” (1970) by Art visionnaire narratif courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

untitled (the revolution says boo)

the revolution says boo
beneath the sheets
of your wine-soaked dreams

How It Happens

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opposition to the occupation
comes from within

the ministry of home
cries, “not in my name”

we remove our chains
before dinner

tomorrow
is yours

“We have a drem” courtesy of Justin McIntosh, August 2004. Available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:English-Arabic_graffiti_in_Palestine.jpg.

AT&T Customer Support

AT&T: “How can I assist you today?”

Me: “I’m traveling outside the US.”

AT&T: “I’m sorry. I couldn’t hear that because of background noise. Would you please repeat your response?”

Me: “I’m traveling outside the fucking US.”

AT&T: “Would you like help with your bill?”

Me: “I’m traveling outside the fucking US.”

AT&T: “Would you like to hear more about U-verse?”

Me: “I would like to own a vicuña.”

AT&T: “OK–I’ll transfer you to someone who can assist you.”

(call transfers from robot 1 to robot 2)

AT&T: “What would you like to know?”

Me: “I would like to talk to a fleecy sheep and a creep.”

AT&T: “I can help you with your international calling.”

West of Here

it wasn’t until I met you that I knew how much

Philadelphia has become Los Angeles

just when I outgrew

Los Angeles