Friday, 23 July 2021

olive

farmed and milled
stabbed with a pitch an
dropped in your gin

resilient
self-contained

closing my eyes i taste the earth
in you the hunger of an arid
land everyone wrote
off

like me and you like
me and 
you

#katyamills

Thursday, 22 July 2021

picture this

the flanks of chalk made colorful clouds 

now they could see her feelings

on the blackboard. still

nobody could know what really happened 

to her 4 telling the truth was

against the rules in a world of cream

pies and blue skies  


she took the white soldiers 

and broke them   #katyamills


Wednesday, 21 July 2021

com.rad.ery

we met in the deep night of our despair
like candles we cast some wavering 
unpredictable glow over the darkness 
our monsters walking the walls we knew 
we could not last 
our energy burning hot 
guarded close to the heart 
so we talked until our tears dried
our pain shared pushed round by the wind
then in that hopeless place we made a pact
sincere and fought like hell   #katyamills

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

america today

heavy metals
oils
market forces
labor and currency
diverse
eclipsing authority
churches
monarchies
system proof seeking
freedom
you cannot live
unless you give her
your all

#katyamills

Monday, 19 July 2021

the news

like soda and red meat and cigarettes and amphetamines and downers and painkillers they swore off the news. now they have no idea what's going on and it's the best thing that never happened

Sunday, 18 July 2021

worlds like poems

some will be clear and bright 

and calm others

hot messy dangerous some 

will endure others gone in an instant

collective memory keeps them alive

like poems worlds begin

and end  #katyamills



july. heated love

i cannot slacken the pace 

without work i am nothing

she said filling out the unemployment forms 

gulping polish vodka. an easy forgotten sense of safety 

danced toe to heel in the darkest corner of the bar

he lit the newport @ the edge of her lip and

with hopes of having her

played therapist   


#katyamills