Love without walls

your face dissolves into the liquid crystal display and swims in my eyes towards Brodmann’s area nineteen. somewhere deep in my prefrontal cortex, a thought is born: this is love without walls. without form. generating action potentials, firing neurons, shooting voltage of pleasure down my spine curling toes in delight. love is a virulent strain. […]

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BLOODY VALENTINE ​​​​

(After Amanda Madunere) ‘My funny valentine, sweet funny valentine, you make me smile with my heart; your looks are laughable, unphotographable, yet you are my favorite work of art’ The dulcet voice floats from the car stereo into your consciousness. Only you are not conscious, and the car stereo is not on – couldn’t be […]

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Say you are a man

Say you are a man And you look upon a child A girl child In the glow of her innocence And a thing tells you that you can do things to her that she will not know So you bid her come And in the darkness of your heart And the solitude you have forged […]

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Born again

A man shrinks into a boy walking backwards into water, growing cords that attach him to the body of his mother. Curling into the shape of a fetus, he kicks against the sac that keeps him alive. From conception he revolts against his own body. Back in the body of his father he hangs loosely […]

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