sexual politics

a psychology of place
the most traditional pride we have
imagine policies centered within body sovereignty
what we desire is liberation

battles rage at the community level
common ground can be found between neighbors
structural violence is a domestic issue
what we desire is love

take my hand
it will tell you
everything you want to know
what we desire is more

l’appel du vide

If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.
–Vera Pavlova

Erie Street 12.31.13
Erie Street 12.31.13 (photo by Atlee)

What we carry
is a result
of not knowing
what the day will bring.

_________

As her legs lifted
and separated
to step up
onto the sidewalk,
he took a deep bite
into a pastry
ashamed
as if he had taken
what was not his.

_____________

predicting spring shadows

as memories fade into obscure weather patterns
peach colored sunrises expose ripened emotional damage

manifested as silenced motivation
softened by the way distance deceives

we migrate back
then move forth

power, defined for us, shifts politics of economy
signified by thrift followed by concepts of restraint

did you know orange-eyed pigeons see only pure blue skies
the ironic result of light appearing further from the sun

all of these interactions blend into wider world views
refractions bent in the direction of ineffability