We live in a desert

Trying not to worship the Sun Water eludes capture, leaks and drains where it can before drying up and giving itself over to air Underneath it, the earth’s crust bakes October and it’s still too hot. Here comes you A perfect storm, swollen earth soaked with and...

Tracking

Outside of Playa del Carmen Wind bends trees to kiss the sand Thirty, forty, a hundred tiny crabs Cross the strip of highway Over half will die A hurricane stirred in a nearby continent The sea turned our legs numb A nightmare of conflicting directions. Passionate...

“Show us your ass.” Madonna Gets Political

You know, the answer to her question whether people will ever take her seriously, is a resounding no. But that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t keep on keeping on. No one will ever take her seriously because they look at her life and don’t think she, in...

First Almost Love

Summer night 1983 Feet bare on August cooked asphalt Ojai sky indigo trapped under heavy orange glow Naked for the first time Running When the moon, you said Crab grass prickling under our feet dewy leaves feather brushed our skin Say I love you, he said. But you...

The Ups and Downs on Romance via Katy Perry pop songs

Katy Perry’s career took a while to build. But once she hit, she became a sensation of all sorts. But homegirl is decidedly unlucky in love. Many of her biggest songs really trace the outline of her romantic maturity and, I think, can work as a crude roadmap to...
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