1.02.2008

"i have a thing inside me"

i stole that line from blake butler's blog and wrote this:

the air is empty but i have a thing inside me
i have several families living in my chest
i am going to open my own store and sell only
things that i especially like. puppets, diet coke,
spell books, beautiful rocks. i am going to sell
these things to the families in my arteries
some of the people in the families die. there is a funeral
in my kneecap. the grandmother throws herself
into the grave. the children play at empty plots
some of the people in the families say maybe they’ll call
which means they will not call. one person says
he will walk again, which means he will roll into his grave
and my knee will snap. there isn’t any time in the air
all time is encased in skin. it is new year
it is a rolling ocean and empty air and a grandmother
haunting my fingernail. it is a bright sun and a mother
under my eyelid, complaining of the heat.

4 comments:

BLAKE BUTLER said...

very awesome. you are good at words. boom!

Sarah said...

You are such a good writer. Look at you, writing away, and with such good things.

lillian gish said...

I keep my son in a guitar. I think he's going to be the next jesus. This reminded me to let him out for a while. (:

Megan said...

a grandmother haunting a fingernail? brilliance!