if we are living we are not made of stone. our bones are not broken yet. we’ve made our houses in the shade and our blankets are dry for now. we dream of drinking light and our shadows turn to bricks with which we construct new libraries and all the books are made of our best stories our best shelves
puddles splash forever light crawls into pores the sun is only softness and never shades of brutality.
all business dies. all business dies. and the curse of commerce is lifted
She’s asleep in bed dreaming of charging demons and sugar plums or whatever it is she dreams
I’m a night creature now to escape the demands of the day where all the sickness of the sun swelters clammy flesh to stinking and the garbage takes on new molecular forms to perfume the neighborhood with coffee grounds and dead diapers I’m allergic to the ultra-violent Texas rays
In a few hours the solar climb begins skyward and I will climb into bed where I will dream of cities made entirely of dumpsters I can’t stop dreaming of trash. It washes in– tidal and soils everything pure.