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Month: December, 2012

PORTRAIT

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:25pm

She stood in Our Family Room

Entry Way

8 feet tall in platform pink stilettos

dark mini & worked-on hair

straight

asking for a ride

to the beginning of Her Partying

equipped with a little one-shot bottle

of Black Crown Royal

I gave Her with Her Roses

on Christmas Eve —

now It’s New Year’s

She’s out in The Wind

messing up Her Hair

as She climbs into My Escape

& climbs out at a Black Dodge Ram 1500:

Her Trophy Legs are all I can see

disappearing down Her Boyfriend’s Drive

2012 in review

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OUR LIVES ARE BASED ON PERCEPTION

The Hawk Hallway 4:00pm

What is that blasted wind

really trying to tell Me?

I went ahead and rowed

the programmed 22 minutes

and now Hunter is asleep

not feeling well enough

to go to the one party

We’ve been invited to

this season

It — The Wind — tells Me I won’t listen

to Anybody

but My Self

Where Am I Going?

What Am I Following?

My Heart getting gnawed apart

by a Silver-Black Crow

in the shape of a Little Man?

Yet I am grateful to Him

I Tell My Self I Love Him — OOOH That Wind

THE HAWK HALLWAY 12:30pm

Wind whistles through the cracks

at My Side Door

telling Me relentlessly

to stop living My Life

in This Mumbo Jumbo Fashion

of signifying moments

according to the alignment

of 22

like why should I keep

a New Year’s Resolution

to row 22 Minutes on My C2

when I wake up with a dream

of The Silver-Black Crow

dressed in a plaid shirt

& Me in a grey coat

hugging each other?

CAWS

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:22pm

I Am The Silver-Black Crow

Eating My Heart Out

Pecking My Skull

“Let Me Out”

“Let Me Out”

Curl Up My Sleek Feathers

Gather My Dark Wings Together

Like Hands In Prayer

“Away With Me”

“Away”

CONSUMPTION 2

The Hawk Kitchen 10:22am

SHARP SILVER-BLACK CROW

NIBBLES MY WHITE HEART NIGHTLY

STABS MY HEAD DAILY

I AM YOUR REASON

The Tomato-coloured Couch 8:50pm

Ring In This New Year

with Me As Your Reason

for Schizophrenia

for I Am The Human Mind:

I take unlimited forms

no — I will not hack a head off

on a Greyhound Bus

no — I will not shove an unsuspecting commuter

onto a subway track

no — I will not mow down

a school yard

of kids

I have had My Head examined

for twenty years

yes — I take medication for sleep

who doesn’t?

yes — I have strange desires

seemingly unfulfilled

who hasn’t?

But I Am Here Hear People

I Am Alive

Are You Ready & Willing

To Shoulder

My Outrage?

THE HEART

The Hawk Kitchen 4:55pm

I Have Thrown The Heart Of Humanity

Out To The Crow

Of My Desire

He’s Not Black But Silver

He Has Swooped Down

Into My Heart

To Eat The Remains

Of Me

SWEET CHILD OF MINE

The Hawk Kitchen 4:30pm

Born Twenty-five Years Ago

in a rinky-dink hospital

in a fishing town

My Sweet Child is a grown man

& I Love Him So

out with His Camera

in a Montreal Blizzard

JUST US TWO

The Tomato-coloured Couch 6:24pm

This afternoon I fixed

a whole turkey dinner, properly timed

for the first time in My Life

I felt like the satisfied college girl

who successfully cooks dinner

For Her First Boyfriend