Friday, 23 July 2021


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


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

like me and you like
me and 


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


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
market forces
labor and currency
eclipsing authority
system proof seeking
you cannot live
unless you give her
your all


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   


Friday, 16 July 2021

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