Interpret however you want


Knifefight, doge and weave sleepless fear, guard perpetual faster with the hammer down don't pick it up you can't be Furiosa but you can do your best

Running fast I caught a message I don't know why I looked down it doesn't matter anymore I grabbed it and put it in my pocket

And the chanting was louder and the drums were thunder the voices were loud

I found something, I forgot read the lines hand script, no calligraphy, simple letters from a friend and caught my breath


Brain fast and finger slow Hear the sweet sweet flow stumbled and low

Turn the mind and over noise repeat and refresh, refine the eyes Know the road's lies

Hammer in my fist I go to war Mis and duck and smash the floor where the nasty creature sat before


Swimming through air My arms don't pull There's no weight

And time ticks so I fall

I can breathe Or I can swim But I'm not a fish

This isn't my water


Ship em off and now we're alone quiet at home

Simple chores and tidy tasks sprint ending at last

The time spinning towards another place Where my mind is easy and the water doesn't rest

Tell me when we go To listen to the noise again

Giant chants and falling trees screaming glee

Then we're not alone quiet at home


Slippery iron dripping off the meat smells mineral

The back cracked bone shot out pale and wet


I want to drive South

I want to drive South to TX And look the people in the face Who let children live like prisoners

And then walk past them And take care of those kids


Look up the black gravel slide down again the glittering sound as rocks cascade down

the pit in the center glows and steams eggs rotten rise in the mist

Climb and slide and slide

knees touch the hot stones sweat drips through them down

Get up and run and slide and slide

The horizon high and sharp

For one million years yet younger than the stars

Get up


There are ways through my mind mad and fey they call me some days

origin and seeds of the things that hide there ungrown

incomprehensible and tangible by turns but Declu gets in the way

Declu that trips me and Declu that distracts me and Declu which never had a name before

Two years hard labor and Declu grew strong wicked gremlin and glare evil

I know your name now Declu and I know your shape and you will be unwrought

One Teacher

She's hard as cocomino sandstone letting time and water to the right place

She's covered in ocean tumult and calm from moment to moment

She's the soft soil yielding and happy to raise new plants

Listen and learn practice and see


Stinging cold pinpricks on my ears tiny ice hailing down Grit mixed with sting around my eyes soil and sweat Cold plastered to my back and belly cotton shirt soaked to the bone A shoulder's twinging stitch pulling at tangles of roots