I can never stop laughing at this
"I’m very perfectionistic and very lazy, which is a terrible combination."
- Robert Stone, on his writing ethic (via susannacole)
"I like to think of your silence as the love letters you will not write me,
as two sax solos from two ages across a stage, learning the languages
of kissing with your eyes closed. I like to think of you as a god
to whom I no longer pray, as a god I aspire to. I like the opening of your joined palms,
which is like an urn where my ashes find a home. The music of your lashes;
the silent way your body wears out mine.
Mostly, I like to think of you at night when a black screen of shining dust shines
from your mines to the edge of my skin, where you are a lamp of flutters.
I remember the spectral lashes—marigold, tamarind, secret thing between your thighs,
of closed kissing eyes. At night, the possibility of you is a heavy
sculpture of heavy bronze at the side of my bed,
a god. And I pray you into life. Into flesh."
- Clifton Gachagua, “A Bronze God, or a Letter on Demand,” from Madman at Kilifi (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)
(Source: fluttering-slips, via apoetreflects)
Height comparisons! CONGRATULATIONS, ED.