This is a box filled with things that make your body tingle & she’s saving it
for some time when she’s in a long-term relationship & can make better use of it.
She tried on every body left but they’d been pretty well picked over & all that were left were a little worse for wear. She finally settled on one that was pretty good except for a scuff at the elbow where you almost couldn’t see it anyway & as she walked out into the world she remembered thinking next time I’m going to get here earlier.
I have seen the map of her body a thousand times &
there are still places there I will never stop to understand.
We lay there & looked up at the night sky &
she told me about stars called blue squares & red swirls &
I told her I’d never heard of them. Of course not, she said,
the really important stuff they never tell you.
You have to imagine it on your own.
forgot to pick a future he’d like, so now he’s practicing for the one he’s got
I’d like to think that things are getting better, he said, but my eyes are getting worse, so maybe I miss a lot.
This is a blank map that lets you go as far as you want in any direction,
with no questions asked, but it’s no help at all if you want to know
if you’re going the right way.
this is a picture of the future & you’ll notice that there’s a lot of blank space
because people haven’t made up their minds about it & the future doesn’t have
a lot of time for that kind of indecisiveness
I watched the pellet leave the gun. It was like a big black fly & it landed on the blackbird’s wing & suddenly there was a single drop of bright bright red & the voices of the world seemed farther away & I knew I could never do that again. The sounds of the other birds stopped for a moment as its song flew out to all the corners of the world & I hoped that someday I would be remembered that way.
She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.
Hun sa hun gjerne grat i det minst en gang om dagen ikke fordi hun var trist men fordi verden var sa vakker & livet var sa kort.
I’m sick & tired of all these judgmental people, she said, & I hope they burn in hell for it.
Bits of the World (no gender)
gathering up bits of the world & setting them out in an order that children can understand
Bits of the World (masculine)
gathering up bits of the world & setting them out in an order that his children can understand
Bits of the World (feminine)
gathering up bits of the world & setting them out in an order that her children can understand
When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365, more or less, because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday. She had some disagreement from her knees about the actual figures though…
In my dream, he told me to hold the secret of his birth safe & teach him when he forgot.
If God had meant for me to bend like that, she said, I would’ve been born in India.
this is a talking bird puppet & it usually has a lot to say after she’s been on another bad date
In her dream, she said, she was a bird who fell asleep & dreamed she was a man who wore bright colors & treated women poorly & she asked all the other birds what it could mean & they all thought it was something in the air & everyone agreed how lucky they were to be birds & not men.