closing my eyes i taste the earth

the hunger of an arid land everyone

wrote off

farmed and milled

stabbed with a pitch an

dropped in your gin


white soldiers

she took the white soldiers and broke them

the flanks of chalk made colorful 

clouds you could see your 

feelings on the blackboard still

nobody could say what really happened 

2 her not even her 4 the truth was against the rules in a world of cream

pies and blue skies  #katyamills

july 29

our energy burning hot 

guarded close to the heart 

we talked until our tears 

dried. the monsters by candlelight

walking the walls pushed 

round by the wind

in a hopeless place we 

made a pact sincere and fought 

like hell   #katyamills

july 28

heavy metals hung off her

neck oiled and glistening up

against the market forces

she set her sights high above church steeples

lightning rods and monarch

crowns. the world would honor

you by letting you live awhile

so long as you gave her

your all


what’s going on

like soda and downers like red meat and cigarettes

amphetamines and painkillers they swore off the news

now they have no idea what’s going on.

it’s the best thing that never happened


worlds like poems

some are clear bright 

and calm others messy dangerous 

and deafening some 

endure others gone in an instant

collective memory keepin them alive

like poems worlds begin

and end  #katyamills

july love

she was filling out unemployment forms 

gulping polish vodka

an easy forgotten sense of safety 

rocked toe to heel in the darkest corner of the bar

he lit a newport @ the edge of her lip and

with hopes of having her

played therapist   



in this life 

timed to expire

you gave me




run on 4 hours sleep

ice cream for breakfast wash

it down with house coffee they

dont paint a great face they wont

talk too much smack they aint 

buttoned up in the finest fabrics 

they just work hard a long day

ahead and they mean it 

sincerely   #katyamills


its serious

she been seeing things again 

someone got roped into a fiasco

someone needs saving

she tells him but he dont believe

hes looking for an angle 

a tenderness to attack he 

wants to start a fight