hush my darling.

don’t fear my darling.

the lion kissed a griffin.


i witnessed a single neuron

move. the phosphorus toothpick

set the forest ablaze.



the sky: her accent was allure.

crisp as the edge of a fijian postcard

she held me like calypso.


the breeze bore auroras.

speckled chicks breathed

to a drummer kicking.



slanted red bricks were occupied

by heat phantoms. we hid

in cherry blossoms. they said


questioning existence is for children.

do the color–blind dream

in color? why yes, we learned.



we spun on our heads

in the grass wondering

why do we wear shirts.


in revolution, time lost

all meaning. music is simple

air trembling with emotion.



there was no horizon

so we traced haikus in the dirt.

words slipped like water lilies:


our irises met

sunlight playing in snowflakes

on still fingertips



shiva told me we’re all

narcoleptic. boxing with shadows,

all the world’s a stage.


beauty elopes with extremity,

i shivered. this wavelength reverberated

through other dimensions.



fibonacci built the flowers we plucked.

sweat formed perfect spheres on our foreheads

like water does in space.


i am becoming aqueous,

the ultimate conductor,

i, the dissolving moment.