"...I left one hair in the sink, used her comb, forgot / to cover my spaghetti bowl with a paper towel / in the microwave, and sharpened my pencils / with the electric sharpener at two in the morning..."
"Disguised as a quiet teen who’s not cool, / I plumb wormholes in prisons you call school. / I disappear through windows you don’t see, / running quicksilver streets with my best friend, / the homeless wind..."
"-Where are you going? you ask the politician. / The politician answers: / -To cheat and steal. / -Where are you going? a sinful woman asks the priest. / The priest answers: / -You haven't given me the meat yet / And you already want absolution?..."
"don’t leave me alone. i don’t want to talk to anyone but now it’s the only thing that forces me to materialize into something solid. my brain drifts with the clouds out the window, past the frame. wisps of something hard lick at my edges like flames, and i shy away..."
"1. you are headed south to be with your dying sister; while 2. your idiot heart rises toward bliss to be sailing like an improbably bulky bird across this heartbreak beautiful pedestrian winter Western Oregon farmland..."
"Let the y-axis be the sex feelings of A & B. / Let the x-axis be time. The equation solved for A / is a sine wave. The equation solved for B is a cosine wave. / A & B cross at zero interest in the other’s charms..."