Tag: alt lit

House of Madness

In this house of flies  I sit with my mouth agape, two-jaw encore to a wake.  Eyes wide and white as saucers.  Face masked in a glossy sheen.  All insects die; yet here I am, still thriving like a beehive.  Someone’s fucking shouting again.  The queen smacks the back of my head and again, someone’s […]

Hall of Mirrors

My writing adorns the walls of this ridiculous, worn-down circus tent. Fitting, that I’ve mastered both walking the tightrope and cracking the whip. I jump, through flaming hoops I set alight. I am the elephant, the seventh clown stuffed into a clown-car. A churlish charade. Watch. This is the part where I shoot down all the tin-cans and pick the giant […]

origami

“Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely.” ― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance Gentle, now. Unfold these shoulders: feel the creases, smooth them out, slowly. Skin meets skin: a tender joining of fragile things. Careful folds, […]