Leaning into the Afternoons


will you meet me?
I want to lie with you
on the moist summer grass
of the hilly graveyard
beneath the keyhole stars
above dim bodies braided with the earth

I know a place that can be seen
from no …

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Fuck me, she says,
And it’s not an exclamation
It’s a plea

Fuck me feels good
In love’s true light
It’s not like it’s forbidden

Fuck can be such a hateful word
But she’s my Love
Trying that name on …

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early hours
Mara has come and gone

in her wake whisps of autumns past
or promises of forsaken futures
seeds of the soul regardless

beyond my fence i tread softly
on the beds of those before

words etched in …

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Firefly Fling

Birmingham, 2009

The moon blind-sided the sun again
As we grabbed the loose ends of the tide and then
The slippery slide
You know I can’t say when
I ever took a ride that slapped me that silly
With rolling …

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In the Mood

(Charlotte, 2010)

When I’m in the mood
I have but one thing to think about
When I’m in the mood

When I’m in the mood
I stay up as late as I please
When I’m in the mood

When I’m …

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my town

Alabama, 1993

she bit my lip
as if she’d been caught in the act
in the single-wide, Magnolia white trailer
with the missing window
lined up with the rest
in rows like the houses
where i grew up
(but not …

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