i
have. never.
known;
letters//
nouns
the tri,....
                 ck,...
                           le of
words
To Simply Say
whatever-it-is-i-mean
i mean~
You. Are. the pin ch
in my chest
the> pull >>of >each breathe
EvERy
#sadlovesong
& when you
~}{hold my hand}{~
I
Am.

those things {i thought}
i need;
poetry&whiskey
& quiet time
[alone]
you ~ ARe
noneofthese
& yet
i feel
@home

TreadingWater Jul 29

there are
so ¡many¡ times
when i \catch myself/
in °°wonder °•○●
¿how is it that
you are so
]] lodged ]in my ]]thoughts]]
ever ~sp~in~ning~ there
not {even really}
in.    my head,...
it's kind of
in. my. bones.
^cell<>ular^
from the | moment |
we met
on >the >edge
the precipice,.....of some _ thing;
}tangled{ in you.
& it's not as if i'm
//complaining.
only that i
don't - know - how
tonotmissyou

& there i go
it's a slippery
sl  o _ PE
starts
in ^my^ chest^
pulled
< ti   ght>
just
a }pinch{
at. first.
shades
" i n "ch i "ng
d
   O
       Wn
behind. each. of.
my. EyEs.
the - moment - i - know
i've gone
#toofar;
while~ you~
nevereven

    left.

TreadingWater Jun 23

this. place. is.
haunt. ed.
{buildings aren't just
buildings}
& feelings aren't
|  forgotten  |
i can {still} see~your~
apartment
<<< more-than-a
memory <<<
¡there¡ we made out
in /my \car
& we walked
these/same/blocks
you
^On^My^Arm^
set in my breath
you;
so 'stu'ck in 'my 'head
i can stay a₩ay
yet
there. you. are.
¿₩hen ₩ill it
| end |?

TreadingWater Jun 14

it. doesn't. [really ever] pay.
to - be - so - sentimental;
the ~curve ~of ~your
mouth
howyousayeachvowel
₩ell,...
i sup _ pose only i
might//know//
{it is what it is}
i can Want What i Want
& you can say
<What you Will>
>>close<< your eyes
rest _  your _ lips
^^ in ^my ^kiss^^
tomorrows =
@faded
juststaywithme
,...now

TreadingWater Jun 12

i feel
myself;
inthequiet
& i can.
breathe.
          again.

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