ABCD E

half a mile from downtown

drinking vodka under a hanging bulb

throwing ideas around 

it was easy to like you

all the while knowing you won’t show

tomorrow for the back breaking

work

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equi.nox

they tamed the squares of grass

weed machines whipping tentacles 

the equinox spoke in shades of green

kid became a turtle. camouflaged

feigning a study of the phone

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earthen world

I confess 

I am undeserving

of your caress 

these words he spoke 

a mouse in his throat

for you know not yet

of my betrayal 

my fingers closed 

into a fist. I struck out 

until my knuckles

bled

the earthen world

undeterred

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trax

a 2016 reblog for ya!

K IS SILENT

trax

the weekend came
with rain and the grasses fantasy
green

reality was dishes
was rent and quarter
moons and abrasive

the train tracks are so
godddam polished

when the weather clears
i think i will go eat lunch
on them

or paint my nails
or lay my spine out
or straddle them in denim
and ride them

choo choo
like a freak

or follow the vibration
to the end of
the world

like church bells
like prayer

like god was in doing
the thing which
when done

made you

smile

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waiting out a storm

i published it at an unusual time

K IS SILENT

by candlelight

the coffee strong

the songs we joyfully butchered

the night long

our differences cast

aside

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book review

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I did not love it. I liked it. I was able to conquer my attention span and read 1,000 pages. That was more enlightening than the book itself. Tolstoy of course – a master. You see him in Levin. You find the most honorable writing in tribute to the Russian peasants. They are like the true heroic figures of this novel. All the society crap Anna was destroyed by. So sad. So predictable and timeless. All countries’ societies are the same. How people treat people. Drive some to suicide. Vronsky was very typical in many ways. A typical man with ambition and a sex drive. I hate how he left his horse to die and didn’t seem to care. In a way he treated Anna the same. But not on purpose. Unconsciously. The peasants with their scythes clearing the million acres of fields. Laughing. Not caring. Working. Living. Beautiful the way Tolstoy describes them. Levin aspires to live with them before he gets married. Maybe even after. Anna’s son and the scene where she returns to see him one final time – this scene is truly magnificent. Tolstoy’s gem. The best thing I got from this book was humbled (as a writer). Also delighted. By the tour of Moscow, St Petersburg, and the descriptions of hunting and farming in the Russian countryside.



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Erotica #k

from the archive of K IS SILENT 🙂

K IS SILENT

They went
down
On
one
another

The indents
Of his elbows

Full court
pressing

The indents
Of her knees

He made her
A figure
of speech

She was
so relaxed

Afterward

So relaxed
Was he

The small of
Her back
The breadth
Of him

Shoulder
Blade
To Blade

A Clear
& Sweet
Hearts
Memory

He was
So relaxed
Was she

Forward

She sang
The verses
He played
The chords

Toward

He sang
towards her
Words played
Nice

Soon
They would
Be
Beside
Them
selves

Katya Mills, © 2013

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BOOK REVIEWS

HERE ARE THE INITIAL REVIEWS ON GOODREADS.COM FOR MY POETRY BOOK: ‘UP FROM THE DOWNTRODDEN’ – Katya Mills
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#There’s nothing like the feeling of connection with poetry… “you tore into us drunk again one of your moods unpredictable charged” 

#overall, this poetry style wasn’t for me. however, the author has a great flow, and even when a poem didn’t do it for me, i could still feel the rhythm of the words. i did really enjoy some of the poems!

#It takes me what can seem like a long while to read a book of poetry that itself is not that many pages with poems that aren’t themselves pages long. I do this because, to me, poetry is a short form of expression that, even in its longer iterations, conveys deep emotions and intimate thoughts in terms sometimes abstract, but always involving a tone/mood. Katya Mills’ collection is ripe with such short poems that convey certain moods.

#i LOVED reading this book. i win it in a giveaway, and stayed up at four in the morning reading through it. im normally not a poetry person, but something about this book really made me connect with it. ill definitely be reading through again, making it like my daily one page at a time book.

#I’m not a big poetry reader but I’m very happy I got to read this gem. It was so refreshing and I really enjoyed reading it

april 20

the roosters the dogs the cats

toll the time

they fight for their lives

we get into our wheels we

run to our hearts 

content

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YAQUI

i am in sacred company

the Apache and you

feather of ink down the forearm. Yaqui tribe

the sky commanded the ground

be still


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