little one

a wand, a crown, and a dress
a nap, a snack, and then a mess

a song, and then a dance
my heart never had a chance

born between the trees
bringing laughter and tears with ease

your every moment is the most grand
how I melt when I hold your hand

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friends

frolicking frogs frantically fornicating
forcibly far from family and
fried fritters foaming fearfully
furnished with forks felines and fortitude

could be

life never fails
when it ails

gives and takes
nonsense it makes

wither and bloom
life and death

…they both loom

Amal phrase


ne segra duyú budunai
NEG follow.INF emotion-ACC PROX-world-GEN
Don’t follow the sentiment of the world.

sticky

the nun James, the one that works with steel, came over last Tuesday and will cook some hives for us then, after we recycle the moon by burning the volcano with ice and forging the clouds out of stone according to the lessons of the raccoon master that once lived in a hollowed-out watermelon that we painted with oxygen when we found it wrapped with sadness in the clover field next to the abandoned warehouse under which all the friends of my great uncle Walter once ate with hot sauce

the basketballs ain’t swimmin’ right

residence

in the darkest corners of each heart
lies a goblin prepared to rip it apart

deep within all souls
the hollowest and most nefarious of holes

black and tar-like
wielding a rusty spike

keeping warmth and love at bay
are all the falsehoods it may say

Omonko

na te sema ha’o ke haua’ihue ma kaliponyahue talapua
I have returned from three weeks in Hawaii and California.

ke kemulo nye emyanko tsakahue nayo malahuye
The experiences were horrible because of what was happening at home.

na ke yomali pako nukuhu
I loathe each new day.

na ke kyo’a ua yesa unyapatse
It seems I cannot know peace or quiet.

na ke tlatso nayo omonko
I ponder my limited time.