Monday, June 27, 2005

frighted...

just now we walked. lola and me. there's a special hush. in the light it's another hush. this is dark still. toe tugging air that breaches. a gasp above ear. i defy you hair to rise (rises!). i defy you hair any higher (higher! higher!). trees headstand from such spook. then snuffed. so. quiet. but me scuffing (sudden shudder). lo panting (volt passing leashways). again lifting. and chimes (neck nape).

one block all sepia but for blue tarp. alive! and breath wrung settling. i come upon the door as someone closes it. the ass-bucking lope of the slender cat. back-looking. thirst. tongues taste of depressor.

red in the hall. snow-shoed window wire. derelict jailhouse and the iron smell. the cottonwood. the dark yawn.

all eyes she stops to ask why i lag. goo'girl. because i've slowed. reciting the scare.

2 Comments:

Blogger geegaw said...

Ooh. Glorious and spooky. I really love "snow-shoed window wire, derelict jailhouse and the iron smell..."

7:19 AM  
Blogger dishpantheism said...

thank you! thanks very much, miranda!

8:44 PM  

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