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Goodbye high heels

goodbye eye liner

goodbye latte

goodbye cocktail

goodbye life

on demand

I am going

to the forest

for one week

to see how I do

without you.

James Blake - A Case Of You from on James Blake on Vimeo.

A milky white egg, still in its shell. Carry it around in a basket lined with pillows, cozy and contained.

Hold it close, get to know it, and it will crack. The insides spill out, things can get messy.

And then delicious, when you whip all that center into something worth sniffing out, biting into, sighing over. 

The beginning is a pure and precious thing. 

home, by morgan. 

home, by morgan

I am remembering an assignment, somewhere around a year ago. I had to think of visual metaphors for creams that erase wrinkles overnight or in an instant or yesterday or something like it.

All I could think of was the ocean, coming in, going out, smoothing the castles and crows feet of the sea, making everything disappear, over and over, all day long. Year after year.

The sand is the oldest, youngest thing on earth.

Teeth suffer

in the summer, when

there’s no time to floss

the peach skin and corncobs

because you’ve been

sunning, swimming

sitting of roofs, drinking rose

drifting all day 

and all night, until

your cool bed is calling

and there’s someone

in it to kiss

the peach skin

out of your teeth,

anyway.

"When you’re a swimmer, coaches stand above you, over you. You look up to them, are vulnerable, naked and wet in front of them. Coaches see you as weak, they weaken you, they have your trust, you do what they say. The relationship is guardian, father, mother, boss, mentor, jailer, doctor, shrink, and teacher. My heart broke."

Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies

In the park

Ants crawl along

my calf and make

me think of that music

video

I’m lying in the grass,

Pamela Anderson-like

the scrawny bugs march

up and down my body

like that band, Lit

they do not make me

complete-

-ly miserable

park life is meant

to violate privacy.

In the Park

Dogs trot along

between the trees

and from afar, resemble

their own fleas

trotting along

their soil-skin

between their forest-fur

as seen on TV

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Walking through Soho after three days upstate, I find I’m not distracted. My eyes go straight to the things that matter. This will only last so long. This can only last so long. The city creeps in quickly. I’ll wake up Thursday morning with eight to twenty unnecessary things on my mind. Tough, city things. They don’t take no for an answer. Until then, clarity.

Walking through Soho after three days upstate, I find I’m not distracted. My eyes go straight to the things that matter. This will only last so long. This can only last so long. The city creeps in quickly. I’ll wake up Thursday morning with eight to twenty unnecessary things on my mind. Tough, city things. They don’t take no for an answer. Until then, clarity.