make a conversation #1

What’s your favorite thing about your life right now?



when you have every comfort

trying to avoid any remaining specks of suffering

becomes a sort of suffering in and of itself


there’s something strangely


about picking up a landline telephone

those buttons

that sound

the dial tone

oh god.


the first time you see me

I won’t have make up on

I’ll probably be wearing my glasses

you probably won’t notice me

till the third time we talk

I’ll notice

the way you

listened first

I might be the first one to

ask you out

you might be

the first one

to say yes


my favorite part of the day

is when I throw my banana 

peel into the garden


Did you see

the glow-in-the-dark balloon

floating its way up into the night sky?

It took its place among the stars until it

// popped.

It’s latex bits never making their way back home

getting caught in the frenzy of the atmosphere. If I were a child,

I would have cried.

But they say I’m just too old for that. So I keep

a salt water ocean

behind my eyes

// hoping

the current

will one day find

its way // home again.