Unscrew the top of my head

Pour in the most dissonant music available

Pushing repeat on the car cd player

Before a day spent with mine and

Twenty others.

Inflating back to my regular

Shape and size.

*using the Write Alm prompt:


listening to this.

they should make a movie.

They should make a movie based on this book.

Did they already,

I almost cannot bear to look.

It would be terrible if they had two showboat hams.

I bet they did.

Faye and  Warren would be perfect,

If they didn’t already.


Faye and Jack.

They already did that too.

Maybe they shouldn’t.

They probably already did.



*i just finished reading The Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion.

lost villages.

From the parking lot

Uncle’s eyes

Mom’s fashion sense

Aunt’s shape

One son and I’s nose,

Emptied villages.

The gene pool where

I flip my fins is small

And dwindling.

*using the Write Alm prompt:

life is….