Attraction

I have a joint, let's go to my room This music is lame, this party is doomed. I see you glancing at the tan blonde She's put together - matching bra and thong. I'm saying weird things and my face is strained As I try to remember that one actor's name, From that movie you …

Candy

The tub is warm, her veins are cold The water's high, her heart rate low. She's reach Venus with one more hit She'll reach Mars with one more dip. Little girl, pretty girl, tired girl Lucid world, broken world, spinning world. Honey on bread, drip, drip Paint on walls, strip, strip. TV static blaring loud …

Long Island

I keep my guns in a filing cabinet I keep my books in a fish tank. I roam the streets with a torn pocket Come with me, we'll be men. I didn't start that fire, and I can't put out the flame Her breasts are warm, words are stained. And that kid against the lockers …

Small Talk

I only feel real if I'm real to you You only feel real if you're real to me. Empty conversations of fellow friends Filled up screen, empty heads, lonely beds. Is it worth it? Paint it red, yellow, blue Morning routines - give me something new. You don't remember me, I don't remember you Let's …

Dogs

Men are dogs, dogs are men Bowing down to time, money, status, trends Lie down and worship the screen Spend your idle time waiting, forever amen. The wolves, they howl till 12 The sirens, they beckon, someone's dead We all cry wolf as we dress as sheep Pretending to be innocent, pure, humble, meek Acting …

Cool Girl

I'm not the cool girl you thought I was Too needy, too clingy, too sensitive, too flawed Looking for reassurance that I'm good enough Looking for acceptance from everyone but me I can be sad, but not depressed I can be mad, but not outraged I can be happy, but not ecstatic I can be …

Writings

I don’t understand why I went or what I was doing there, but that’s not the point. The point is that I was there, and for whatever reason I wasn’t leaving. I stood by the gate and slowly undressed myself. I approached the man standing at the opening, handing him my clothes in exchange for …

Bonnaroo

Finals week is ending and I’ve just about lost my mind. Economic graphs and accounting budgets are the only constant figures inside my cranium. I can’t sleep due to nerves and drank just enough coffee so that I have the overwhelming sensation of rushing waterfalls moving south of my pelvis. I turn in the test …

Neil Whitworth

In a large, spacious church building there is a man in the very front pew on his knees with his head bent over and his hands folded neatly into a position of prayer. The man looks entirely hopeless with tears in his eyes. It’s apparent that at one point in time he had given up …

Minnie Adams

A car is sitting at the bottom of a cliff upside down. It was reported to state troopers as going off the cliff at over ninety miles an hour. It has caught fire and is burning to ashes. Police arrive on the scene, coming down the side of the cliff in helicopters. The body in …