Friday, 15 October 2021

dark.rooms and light

they worked with chemicals 

and film 

ina darkroom they

swallowed several shots 

before work to calm

shakes

the extrication of light

from darkness... 

development

some cannot understand 

what it takes


#katyamills

Thursday, 14 October 2021

turn on

when it's quiet 

in the home i never 

before had

the great amplitude 

of raw energy

like a switch

turns me

on


#katyamills




these the tar pits 

where they once sealed 
tomols 
we imagined
the offshore oil platforms 
invading warships 
here @ the meeting
of land and sea

#katyamills

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

all you got

 all you need to get by 

in this apocalyptic semi

forsaken land is a big heart

a stomach for failure

a means 4 makin cash a

penchant for laughter

amid change that's all

you got  #katyamills


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

intergalaxy (letter)

dear stardusk one,


these jobs on the old earth

(aft of second sun) they really 

suck your soul

the artificial intelligent flowers!

what a happy (emoticon system az.321) surprise

meet me

fourth star off of superway 

platform exo. astrocoordinates 

ty.vm


love (az.322)

katya 




Monday, 11 October 2021

beholden to the wind

you slammed my bedroom door 

all throughout the night you

howled into my ears you forced me 

out of bed. you blew away 

my style. now i am beholden to you 

and when they see me 

all shall run  #katyamills

Sunday, 10 October 2021

variables

you sat beside us @ the march 

our tongues loose though not careless

a man with no legs was walking
his dog

in this land war
a terrible patriotic affair and peace
equally unbearable
or a great and unusual 
dream

the variable
you

#katyamills

Saturday, 9 October 2021

saturday (raw)

i lost my ability to speak
and walk

sushi
transported me
2 the wilderness of
the sea

now i need
no lungs to
breathe


#katyamills

Friday, 8 October 2021

hungry tummy

we were kids we 

could not see behind our

backs. you headed 4 the duck pond

brought back dinner 

4 the hungry 

tummies


#katyamills

Thursday, 7 October 2021

sea.worthy

seaworthy to be
we wore layers upon layers
thick wool caps to be 
landworthy laced our boots tight
to be worthy to be 
we wore our hearts out 
unfurled them off a post
gave them to all 
the elements 
our adversaries 
did not stand 
a chance

#katyamills

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

i died 4 music

cuttin and pinning wires
while you carve squares 
into the cabinet

the blade breaks clean
under your power
my lips in stereo thanking you

a star thrown
strikes me in the
chest

i died
4 the love of
music

#katyamills

nail polish

my nails grow so fast

they will push you out of bed

they said. you won't even recognize me 

this november unless you feel

light


#katyamills

Monday, 4 October 2021

Hollywood Hills

two lane highway
snake in the forest
take us to the sea


take us to Hollywood
to family with blessings
take us 2 the top of the world
to share a smoke
against sorrows


memories of screenplays
of travels
Egyptian swindlers and
the red-haired boy
the love of winsome
LA sunsets


#katyamills



Sunday, 3 October 2021

various shades of green


5 days i polished the temple
with soap water a bristle brush on hands and knees bucket and rag liquefying greens ina blender i could go on like this forever without meat fish dairy sugar bread. painting the walls various shades of green dear god not without coffee

#katyamills

Saturday, 2 October 2021

San Luis Obispo

SLO @ dusk
empathy yawns
into the void 
welcome to seasoned vindaloo 
with lamb
apparitions of Zebras
trotted out on our fields
of vision
castle in the clouds
San Simeon
the crimson the society
cool nights and clover
surveying pumpkin farms
october

#katyamills




Friday, 1 October 2021

channel islands

accompanied by gulls
by Santa Barbaras willet 
long-billed fletcher
elegant terns and reddish egret we
shared coffee and song stared
into the morning light  
vrikshasana
upright
full-throated 
laughing

#katyamills