Thursday, January 23, 2014

Orlan



"So what if you think me a spirit just because I have no need to eat, sleep, drink, and do requirements you must do as a human, or because I have no bones, blood, organs, et cetera, or even because if you tried to cut, break or bruise me your body or weapon would only go through me. I am still just as problematic as you are, and I feel things like you do, even with no chemicals or hormones. I only want to feel like I belong somewhere, respected by you because I admire you."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Feathered

There’s a kid on my block
Living ever so slowly
In his ditch of a home
A sandy, disregarded fairy wood
I walk by as slow as him
He’s young
Bushy, chirpy, but with already
Dull eyes, dull as my
Crumbling picket fence
And he takes care of his grandmother
Who is white-eyed,
Who always smiles and
She slowly rots
As slowly as he lives,
And I walk.
She never knew him
And never will
I see him on the bus smiling
In the very back with his torn up
Tuxedo,
He is so oddly calm
And his bright green tie of feathers
His hands are feathers.
No one notices him—
His unsecured presence,
Untethered to the small words
They throw around.
He gets on, gets off
Hardly a movement, like a
Star’s migration
There it is, it is so static
But where has it gone after
I’ve looked away?

~aberstwyth