Thursday, June 19, 2008

new lease on life!

well, livingspace, anyway. i'm moving! upstairs! the new place is gorgeous and perfect and has the most delightful kitchen oh em gee. it's at least twice the size of my current place, and that suits me down to the floor as i really really need the space.

i simply cannot wait. i'll officially be moving the first of july, but it seems to be the best idea to start moving my things a little earlier. my landlady is agreeable, and it means i'll have time to really clean my old place for the new tenant. there are two years worth of dust in the closets that i would really like to get rid of. and i never did clean the windows. i will before i leave, though, because that's just nice, and i don't want my new neighbor to think i am a slob.

even though i am.

lalala new apartmentcakes!!! so pleased!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

poetry dump.

the spring and summer of 2005 was a very creative, important time for me. i travelled to europe, i moved to baltimore, i made friends and tried a million new things. and for some reason, very little of the poetry i wrote at that time ever made it beyond my documents folder.

so, here are two short pieces that i've just skimmed through and decided that i still like them, after all this time.

    march 2, 2005.

    everyone needs their secrets.
    things to tuck away inside little boxes with blue roses and yellow paper.
    my secret has a silver hook that rests
    on the back of my spine

    there are reasons we keep silent when we want to scream
    ways to make the ground stop rushing
    there are people to love
    in between

    i just need to get there.

    sensory that
    march 4, 2005

    i am happiest by the way of my
    flowers, they smell like
    i think of you in
    how does the sky
    where does it all
    who, who takes this
    from me.

    there is a smile that you
    we sleep in the
    we love we love we love

    have you ever seen a
    freckle by the freckle that is
    scent is the strong way
    remember the way we talked.