This is how we take back the Light- Published work on Elephant Journal

This is a poem that I just got published in an online journal called Elephant Journal. It's about Revolution and bringing back the light into a dark world of suffering. Check it out.

Home Fuck

White veiled widow
drags to the beat of the drum
trailing tears behind her
that become frogs of the forest
bouncing back to
their moss laced logs.

And I used to be better
at time travel,
but lost the talent
as the years passed
and the dreaming became a chore,
and the mountains of sorrow
closed in,
and the snowman melted
outside my window in the sun.

What did you say to me?
All I heard was bent echos,
wicked and bloody twisted pulses,
screech sound and metal,
deep pelvic vibration
but no syllables,
just bones crunching and
teeth clenching to the nerves underneath.

What was I thinking?
Hush that mouth of yours,
muse and water,
writer and the weather,
mad and talented,
novocaine and answers,
boring voices and closest space,
squint hard
and see the spectral glory
in between this nonsense

and fuck these words home.

Eat the Sunrise

Old at 30
was exhausting,
nightmares in the daytime,
nightmares in the night.

Burn the whole damn thing down,
I say,
burn it all:
the pigs sloshing muck up on the big White Hill,
the snakes getting high on
hollering at the girls that walk by
on city avenues,
the spiders hissing and spitting up and down Wall Street,
the sheep sitting on their thrones
licking their money.

Let’s shake rough the dust
off our downy feathers.
Wild beasts we are:
be sex and storm,
be obscene with your laughter,
fuck the winter away,
rock hard and hazardous
to the rhythms
of the thunder
and never fake it,
keep the moans loud and wide.
Eat the sunrise
and spit it back out
if you don’t like it,
but leave your door open
just in case
someone craves
to tell a secret
or at the right angle
the light

comes through.

Published Work on Elephant Journal

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