Saturday 31 July 2021


stepped off a high place

swan dive with grace wind 

in the face  

farewell to time and to space

you was

on my straps tuggin 

the beach sunk in sand 

heart of summer 

they was staring at us talking 

we was dreaming 

using grammar all wrong 

and uncaring   #katyamills

Friday 30 July 2021

strangers (the perfect kind)

let them be

they cannot see you

you cannot change them

go out there and do what you do

be loved by perfect




undocumented they needed to see the dentist everything was blurry needed glasses they would have made a fine professor had they been permitted needed a doctor 4 the bipartisan degenerative culture disease afflicting this brilliant patch of earth under the sun  #katyamills

Wednesday 28 July 2021


they found a girl in the marshes

some murder in may my

sense of time was taken i guess yours was too

supposed to pick me up now where the hell are you?

he walked them forensics and all

back to the scene in the fall

the soul had softly regenerated 

a tangle of orchids tall


Tuesday 27 July 2021

august 4

the echo the sound 

of industry

the brick houses the train 

whistles the desire

kept you up all night. chicago

was full of lost souls

searching 4 they



Monday 26 July 2021

double trouble

with or without you you live in my heart

when they see me its both of us coming


Sunday 25 July 2021


you can look upon her 

the cold desert nights 

feel her inside you

as the sun she can

feel you inside her

stare at you and go 

blind   #katyamills

Saturday 24 July 2021

august 1

an oversupply of fear and angst 
crawlin these streets...
came with the gift of life
i used 2 shake em off belly up @ the bar
now its heave ho @ the landfill  


Friday 23 July 2021

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

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


Thursday 22 July 2021

white soldiers

she took the white soldiers and broke them

the flanks of chalk made colorful 

clouds you could see your 

feelings on the blackboard still

nobody could say what really happened 

2 her not even her 4 the truth was against the rules in a world of cream

pies and blue skies  #katyamills

Wednesday 21 July 2021

july 29

our energy burning hot 
guarded close to the heart 
we talked until our tears 
dried. the monsters by candlelight
walking the walls pushed 
round by the wind
in a hopeless place we 
made a pact sincere and fought 
like hell   #katyamills

Tuesday 20 July 2021

july 28

heavy metals hung off her
neck oiled and glistening up
against the market forces
she set her sights high above church steeples
lightning rods and monarch
crowns. the world would honor
you by letting you live awhile
so long as you gave her
your all


Monday 19 July 2021

what's going on

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

Sunday 18 July 2021

worlds like poems

some are clear bright 

and calm others messy dangerous 

and deafening some 

endure others gone in an instant

collective memory keepin them alive

like poems worlds begin

and end  #katyamills

july love

she was filling out unemployment forms 

gulping polish vodka

an easy forgotten sense of safety rocked toe to heel in the darkest corner of the bar

he lit a newport @ the edge of her lip and

with hopes of having her

played therapist   


Friday 16 July 2021


in this life 

timed to expire

you gave me



Thursday 15 July 2021


run on 4 hours sleep

ice cream for breakfast wash

it down with house coffee they

dont paint a great face they wont

talk too much smack they aint 

buttoned up in the finest fabrics 

they just work hard a long day

ahead and they mean it 

sincerely   #katyamills

Wednesday 14 July 2021


its serious

she been seeing things again 

someone got roped into a fiasco

someone needs saving

she tells him but he dont believe

hes looking for an angle 

a tenderness to attack he 

wants to start a fight



Tuesday 13 July 2021


im a yarn ball rolling

under the door and out into the sun 

im less complicated 

they only need me when its cold im

less arrogant than u see i dont

know nothin i got holes in me cuz 

im unlearnin stuff  


Monday 12 July 2021


over the blast of the nor'easter

he yelled give er a little gas!

the panting dog of a truck 

fired up she clawed the wheel

he pushed with all of his might

defrosting in the booth 

of a diner a half hour later

they laughed and laughed 

and laughed   #katyamills

Sunday 11 July 2021


on the tongue

sense of time and place and mood

and position dissolved

one matter arose like a tithe 

to settle a turbulent spirit

they took the deepest breath

and had it out    




i stir the dregs

with boiled water and write 

simple lines expressin

how it feels to be



Friday 9 July 2021


the sunflowers drink like you drink

she said filling up the vase

again. she rearranged them so they heads

looked all around the room

missing nothing



Thursday 8 July 2021


after all kinds of sophistry

they finally read something honest

in a world detoured from books

they had just about given up 


they thought wrong they

caved they pushed the tablet into the portal 

surgically wired into they chest

where the heart once 

resided   #katyamills

Wednesday 7 July 2021


life's not been easy

may get harder 

hold on and take your time

stay in your truth

don't let them dictate

be the diamond 



Tuesday 6 July 2021

twenty twenty (one)

the old world on tv looks like fiction

but it was so damn real

the angels the devils alternately saving 

terrorizing souls. the greatest angels are devils

disguised. beneath their wings

a million lives of quiet desperation nothings

changed   #katyamills

Monday 5 July 2021


fire in the ocean 

color in the sky

independence 4 

some. the rest

forced to the ground

eat dirt. i. what i

have i like to give

so they. they

can taste some

too  #katyamills

Sunday 4 July 2021


sometimes it's 

4th of july in my mind i

got more than i bargained for. god gave life

wash it down with milk

amped up from a colorless

granular primordial

base   #katyamills

Saturday 3 July 2021


you wanted to be someone 

you could be anything you

could be someone you could 

be yourself   #katyamills

Friday 2 July 2021

been so long

oh the dawn when all thats wrong

in the world made right

the light come even into the sky

i could stay with you here for ever

and ever. been so long since it rained i

think im gonna cry  #katyamills

Thursday 1 July 2021

mile 10

they found the old locomotive stuck  

ina dreary railyard 

ten miles from country meadows

arranged some flowers in 

her smoke stack rang her passenger 

bell a couple times on a prayer

she might live again