soft fall

the grapefruit ice you stir

upon the delta breeze
while summer lost

the spark

calm down you need not

rush

the leaves to turn and

softly fall upon the crossing

walk

time to sit and talk

all the cell phones gone and what a world

would be. what a world

 

once

was and how we got along you

fingered my blouse i cried to think so

soon you would be

gone

plut.o

i turned up the aisle with counterbalance of grocery baskets and indecision about toothpaste brands. i put my baskets down as you pushed a plush pluto into my hands which i figured you grabbed off a shelf. you told me you won it for me and pointed at those impossible machines, glass containers full of toys and mechanical claws. i was incredulous. and it was true! gosh dang – i i love you.

kill it with truth

the ring you gave me years ago when

we were still in love

disappeared

i lost it. i did not know i had

in the lot adjacent to the autoparts store

touch up paint spilled so i scrubbed

my hands with pumice

oh

how we died. i cannot stand the memory the

fallout years ago

we could no more kill

it with kindness only

truth

fall soft

the grapefruit ice you drink upon the delta breeze

with summer lost its spark

calm down. you need not rush

the leaves to turn and

softly fall upon the crossing

walk

time to sit and talk

all the cell phones gone and what a world

would be. what a world once

was and how we got along you

fingered my blouse i cried to think so

soon you would be

gone

remix 96

i ran the streets
she saw me struggling
my struggle became ours

october
cold days under big sky
leaves dead and tumble
pale faces passing

she saw with her soul
images in her head
she painted painfully
bold

while i lay on a couch
watching light
she swung herself over and
into my arms

dropping elbows into my chest
pinning us into the cushions

together
laughing

we ran the streets
we were young
all was told

gone the glittering
gold

-Katya
(remixing diary (1996) entries)