The Doodle Project: Vengeance

WORDS city of sweetness rises in vengeance the world is sad, the world is angry, the world turns to lash in fury, rising with it walls are carved, walls crisscross the nation tightropes to walk red ropes to rope off brown ropes to tear down and drag back screaming weeping multitudes more boys drown, more…

The Doodle Project: Life

WORDS cursor blinks barren-brown tired earth cracks daytime glares shadow ripples scavenger-starved cursor twinkles the horizon winks  ink spreads stars are scattered the black page twitches in the dark the angels sing. someone dabs a smear of colour startled on the cheek someone blurs stillness-thick someone snaps the changing sky music dribbles, paint dribbles, pictures…

The Doodle Project: Beauty

WORDS sometimes the woman in the mirror and I do not agree i see a skeletal blackness, burnt, its ripeness drying unexplored there is a mouth, a lip, some hair, a curved waist, a spine falling in on itself sometimes an errant strand that irritates her nose a freckle or two some hair all haphazardly…

The Doodle Project: Octopus

WORDS in a swirling grave where leaves dance air sparkles sunshine swims settling in a gravel of clouded dust reds blues greens dart a way away rubbery arms bunch and unfurl, bunch and unfurl, body thins and stretches in a skeletal maze gracefully one lone predator hangs : doom teeth glisten bulging tips of vacuum…

The Doodle Project: Everything

WORDS i am the golden sun falling dappled outside your window, sliding over your walls your sofa your cheek your lips playing with your tendril legs weaving through your skin If I can’t be with you i am the impatient wind running through your hair your clothes the prodigal breath returning to your mouth the…

The Doodle Project: Shadow

WORDS   sometimes I wake up in the morning and I have to move carefully around a pregnant figure standing in a corner  a veiled Shadow that stands and watches out of the corner of my eye I see it still in the darkest corner of the darkest room it never moves, it only stands…

The Doodle Project: Dreams

WORDS all I want is a twilight under the stars strung on a pole fire on my tongue fire in my throat fire in my bones when the city lights twinkle on i’ll be happy and drink them in when blurred cars move soundlessly across smooth broad ways the wind will weave my hair back…

The Doodle Project: Holi

WORDS the day we wore galaxies, the sun rained upon us golden-glowing bodieswovearoundus, dancing reds, blues, greens, yellows flashes of white gleamed near the stained mouths as clouds swirled, trees, swirled, the water from the lake rose up and crashed down, the buildings danced we sat under a dribbling sky, drinking laughter, drinking youth drinking…