Quiet on the set, please!
I need more light on her face.
More powder, she’s sweating like a pig.
I don’t know, must be all the lights.
Okay, I think we’re about ready to start.
Lean into the mic please, Caitlin?
Yeah, just lean right into it.
We really need
In The Garden
In the garden there are owl orchids and eye orchids
and a bench made of cyclops ivory for the weary wanderer to rest
and settle in to the meat of the moment.The air is saturated with pollyn and resonant whirring
as prismatic vortexes move from sunflower
Suggestions From A Very, Very, Very Old Friend
Be suspicious of anyone who keeps telling you who they are,
because they’re trying to control your story about them.
Be doubly suspicious of anyone who keeps telling you who you are,
because they’re trying to control your story about you.
Singing on the Deer Docks
They mostly leave me alone
because my face is badly scarred
and my voice is tattered and frightening.But every once in a while
someone asks me, why?
Why do you sing here day after day
on the deer docks where the black seagulls laugh?
Why do you
Here We Stand Naked and Dauntless in the Junkyard
I told him my womb was scarred from births and cruel men.
He told me his flesh had been whipped by monsters.We grew eyestalks and earstalks and went out to the Dune Boons
where old boat and train bones
You are a big fish in a small pond.No, that's wrong.You are a big fish in a small fish tank.
A celestial leviathan at the apex of evolution
imprisoned in an artificial box that was manufactured in a sweat shop.We are gods in cages
made of insurance
We could only hide our leaf wings for so long.
One day a man sneered at an old woman on a bus in Ballarat,
and she said, “You’re not fooling anyone, Gaia.”
Suddenly great wings with leaves for feathers burst from his jacket,
and from the back of