Separate from the rest :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Sylvia Ji “Drink up with me now, and forget all about, the pressure of days, do what I say, and I’ll make you okay, and drive them away; the images stuck in your head.” Direct Hit by me I wake to the memory flood, sticky and sharp like boardwalk taffy, salty from the ocean, from your lips, and from mine. Close quarter comfort, our bodies like bed sheets tangling, skin-stuck as if Summer stayed around for a spell, ice on the window pane, a criss-cross opposition to the clinging humidity, from the two-for-one walls, … Continue reading Separate from the rest :: SOTD

You only know what I want you to :: SOTD

“I wish you’d hold me when I turn my back, the less I give the more I get back. Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise, I don’t have a choice, but I’d still choose you.” Miles and markers, detours and deserts and chain-linked fences, and all that water, they all choose to separate, to deviate, to dissect us into pieces and parcels of nothing at all. We stood on a platform once, waiting on late in the night arrivals, wishing into the freezing over winds whipping my scarf up, up, and around you, linking us, locking us, … Continue reading You only know what I want you to :: SOTD

My Weekly Top Ten :: The Week of October 21

1. Books and Nachos Podcast I have a significantly long commute to and from work in which I combat the horror of Los Angeles freeway traffic with playlists, audio books, and my new addition/addiction, podcasts. I am new to the podcast world, or at least to the auditory enjoyment of them (I have known of them being around for quite awhile) and am on the look out for good ones (please share your recommendations in the comments). I recently discovered “Books & Nachos”, and enjoyed two of their installments on my way home tonight – one on the Stephen King … Continue reading My Weekly Top Ten :: The Week of October 21