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slow roll of belly fat
to protect my organs
the space between my legs
from marauders
like that one who stood above me naked
possessed by the dark demons
he saw in my bedroom
asking if he could come inside while i lay drugged

i need a pack leader with a soft voice gravelly in his throat like river rock and quieting firm hands
that know what to do
i need a friend who is not simply desiring of the glamour brought by my poetry
and publication
or afraid of the demons who have been stalking me
someone who won't call them demons, just bad luck or chance or life
i need a hunter, a woodsman
someone who thinks in solutions and then crafts them
who outwits the bad luck
who points his arrow at me and when i fall in the mulch and moss and violets
runs over on the legs of trees and bends and gathers
me up

Comments

  • Anonymous Tuesday, 26 July 2011

    So beautiful. Sometimes I think that you and Tori ...

    So beautiful. Sometimes I think that you and Tori Amos have an uncanny magic mind link.

  • A Devil Undercover Thursday, 07 July 2011

    Your words fill my heart with longing. They leave ...

    Your words fill my heart with longing. They leave me inspired. Thank you.

  • Mandy @ Miss Indie Wednesday, 29 June 2011

    This is so beautiful. I swear, your words just &qu...

    This is so beautiful. I swear, your words just "get" me. They make my soul sing. Thank you so so much for being my inspiration.

  • A Devil Undercover Friday, 24 June 2011

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    3

  • Anonymous Friday, 17 June 2011

    deeply missing your poems. I hope you had a wonder...

    deeply missing your poems. I hope you had a wonderful time on your trip, I wish I could have been there for the workshops.Mags

  • mccabe Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    i have missed you and your words... wow. xoxoxoxo

    i have missed you and your words...wow.xoxoxoxo

  • Debbie McAfee Tuesday, 07 June 2011

    Love this...

    Love this...

  • Jillian Xenia Saturday, 04 June 2011

    Love this

    Love this

  • Anonymous Friday, 27 May 2011

    And don't forget we have angels too, and that ...

    And don't forget we have angels too, and that all women are born warriors.

  • Anonymous Friday, 27 May 2011

    love your poems, miss you poems

    love your poems, miss you poems

  • Anonymous Thursday, 26 May 2011

    everyone has some kind of darkness and might as we...

    everyone has some kind of darkness and might as well accept it and learn how to understand it. i mean how else are we supposed to find our way back to our light?

  • TheMinx Thursday, 26 May 2011

    I love this so much :)

    I love this so much :)

  • Anonymous Thursday, 26 May 2011

    sending love to you across rivers, mountains, dese...

    sending love to you across rivers, mountains, deserts, freeways...is it strange to receive a post like this from a stranger? i send you love because you have inspired me so, and i believe you are in need of protection.

  • Anonymous Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Awesome poem! I heard this song called "Sadne...

    Awesome poem! I heard this song called "Sadness is a Blessing" by Lykki Li and I thought of your work.

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