The skin of gopher is nothing like snake. With snake, there are edges,
the venom, a cold simplicity. Gopher is fat. I pull it up through my palms
until they leech together, the pink salt of my hands and the clean fat of
the skin. My nose works like a switchblade. I can smell the small pride of
Dear Tumblr dears,
I need to make $4,000 in two and 1/2 months, to pay off some small court debt and purchase a van to live in for this next year of traveling.
I would like to do this in either Hood River, Portland, Salem, Eugene or somewhere along that general West side of Oregon, as the ladyface is in Southern Oregon. I also need a yard, forest, spot of land to have a tent and two cats while I make this money.
This work cannot include prostitution, robbing banks or anything terribly illegal ;), but I am very slowly coming to terms with the fact that it will likely be a shitty warehouse job with long hours and no life. So, Oregon lovelies, if you could give me anything you can think of, I would appreciate it. Much love!!
Then I wrote songs
on a sad guitar
about the even sadder boats and ships
that shipwrecked on the seashore
never looked for more
the anchor never got a chance to hold
much of anything.
there’s the starfish, starry sky
barnacle belly of the whale
called a place to call Home.
Maybe they didn’t want the ocean,
though built for such things.
I cannot blame anything
for doing what makes them happy.
in my house are many mansions
I dress them up
in seafoam green and
moss covered eyelid shaped
holes peering out my head
looking for the signs
until I’ve stared for so long
it becomes one
and I say “There you are, Peter.”
I never stopped clapping my hands
because I always believed
that this could be done Forever
if we tried
is the way we Are together.