Friday, 14 May 2021

14

whenever i feel i am 
struggling i think back 
to when i really 
was

no money 
no home no real 
friends around. chaos in my world chaos in my
head... 

and 
i become super aware
how sweet life has
become

#katyamills

Thursday, 13 May 2021

opposition

in opposition to the world

while we sleep our dreams try 

to sort things out like a librarian

on a night shift devoted

2 make sense of it all


#katyamills



Wednesday, 12 May 2021

cross current

the day you died we cried - oh - we 

cried. news of the conception of 

our mutual friend's second child

fought for celebration against 

the prevailing tide


#katyamills

mount shasta


elusive. dreamy like another world
we had been waiting for
you appeared

closer and closer we
became. your birds with red arrows
embroidered in the
wing

being insignificant
was never more
important than
now

#katyamills

Monday, 10 May 2021

be with



in a city
for the first time you
don't have to do nothing
but be with
walk around and explore
leave your damn phone
at home

#katyamills

olympia reverb

we got yellow curry at da nang 

my friend asking would you sleep with a riot girl? 

anyone in sleater-kinney if they 

wanted to.  outside a veteran on an insult parade 

ready to kill rock stars 

badgered a dope fiend using a wheelchair

 4 a panhandle pick me up 

the lead singer at the beggars banquet 

crashing into it all

we wanted to cry but we laughed

closer to nirvana. may as well be 1989 here 

nothings changed   #katyamills

car crash

saturday night b4 mother's day

clutching a 6 pack of tacos to go 

on northgate

we froze when two cars 

collided. BLAM! 

i gave my shirt to a guy

whose arm got sliced. everyone thinking 

about moms how

lucky to be alive


#katyamills

Friday, 7 May 2021

OFA

i wanna make
more memories
can only pick up
the ones we had

dearest Ofa

after breaking down
i get up. you would want me
to 

be strong
and
do the good
work

#katyamills

Thursday, 6 May 2021

tēlecine



all patches leather sound and
symbol - Redding, California -
an entire crew of Mongols blasted past us
in pairs lone wolf edging the breakdown
lane.  i got so excited i
don't know why?

 i guess them tēlecine ghosts
found a way to cross
over  #katyamills

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

hotel 50

we stand together

midway through life

a social distance from the muddy

banks with tablets coloring

an endless supply of rain

the hotel carpet prints a map 

we refuse to follow 

on fumes of espresso

we live on endless supply 

of dreams


#katyamills






Tuesday, 4 May 2021

what the whip poor will

1:11am. macrobid wages war 
in the gut. i wake startled
eyes bloodshot hair reaching up and back
a victoria crowned pigeon i 
audit yesterday. submit my findings 2
the memory bank and retire at dawn 
floating prayers off the balcony
to my dear colleague in 
the ICU

#katyamills

Monday, 3 May 2021

come as you went

oh sky of monster clouds and glass

hillsides vert from rain. you produced the sound

we follow south to where it ends and

underneath the bridge oh sullen

aberdeen    #katyamills

@ the market

proprietors of fish
walk the stones in aprons
hagglin with grease pens rumblin
over flavor skin and locale. onlookers teeth
pull apart the connective tissue
unable to satisfy the hunger
they walk away
the amity of the vendors
not 100% lost to them


#katyamills

Saturday, 1 May 2021

portland or

creatures of sacramento 

in this moody leaden town 

pining for words we were

sun salutations in line 

across from new orleans donuts 

swept off to pee before we could enter 

the incomparable city 

of books


#katyamills