Monday, April 11, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
- When I was nine, my father sliced his knee
With a chainsaw. But he let himself bleed
And finished cutting down one more tree
Before his boss drove him to EMERGENCY.
Late that night, stoned on morphine and beer,
My father needed my help to steer
His pickup into the woods. “Watch for deer,”
My father said. “Those things just appear
Like magic.” It was an Indian summer
And we drove through warm rain and thunder,
Until we found that chainsaw, lying under
The fallen pine. Then I watched, with wonder,
As my father, shotgun-rich and impulse-poor,
Blasted that chainsaw dead. “What was that for?”
I asked. “Son,” my father said. “Here’s the score.
Once a thing tastes blood, it will come for more.”
Sunday, September 8, 2013
It's been so long since I've shared a haul with you all! These are the books I got on my latest thrifting session:
- The Art of Teaching, by Gilbert Highet
- Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult
- Name the Baby, by Mark Cirino
- Prom, by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Forever, by Pete Hamill
- The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
And all six for just one dollar!
What are your latest book purchases? Snagged any great deals lately?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
From Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth. Buy it here.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
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