Snippets 391-394

From April 2022.

391.
It always seems like nothing
it’s only A harmless little habit
of course it would seem like nothing
What are you afraid of?

392.
the lemons and oranges
dangled from a tree
frayed and despised

393.
there is safe here
blotched and blackened
But safe

394.
Welcome to Fourteen years ago
Look at the shopping bag
are you sure it was just that one time

Snippets 441-445

From June 2022.

441.
this particular evening
the room in moonlight
the air close and pale

442.
It was cold
suddenly I was feeling
caught inside a dull secret
things that happened a long time ago

443.
think of
the invisible eyes who’d look at you
unperturbed and decisive
on a road at night

444.
there were limits to suspicion
I stepped high up into darkness
which of these signs was the one?

Snippets 437-440

From June 2022.

437.
sprawled in carefully
indignant sleep
all afternoon on the couch

438.
trouble
trying to possess memory
for so long

439.
was it a waste of time
gathering the details
you would never know?


440.
how am I to
make sense of every variation of fortune
sorting things out
troubles the soul

Snippets 433-436

From June 2022.

433.
There was no
inappropriate color for money
said the thief.

434.
an idol was found necessary
but I knew it was not
brave enough for when
the hell of rage would burn

435.
no rain for a while
and she didn’t explain how
she’d ruined the umbrella

436.
The disappointment
pure and simple
gliding off
costly