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the slope of        

             your shoulder


                                                                  in that red leather jacket 




that's all it took.



         because there is a terrible exactness to geometry,


                                 (the clean line of a bullet,

                                  the predictable descent of a dying star,

                                  the dirty glances we arrowed at each other                   


                          like poorly bent paper planes

                                                     with lipstick hearts all under the folds)        


       and the

       exterior angles                  

                     of your rust red leather 


                                                                  were never aimed anywhere else. 

"You know that gif we sent to Kyle's work email?"


"Got him fired."

"No shit?"


"That's so great."

"Is it though? I was considering regretting it."

"Don't, that was the whole...

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Every bridge will shudder into the water.

Every building will split, 

spilling open 

like the soft belly of a pomegranate.

The rivers will dry

and the mountains will splay

to rock. The...

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your car is the same familiar beat
up red, the windows cranked all the way
down so you can chain smoke on the 405.
you take me to that tiny bar off aurora,
the one between the lake...

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by thatwasnotver... Jan 03, 2014

Things turn bad in Strasbourg.

To be entirely specific—things turn into a full-blown clusterfuck involving a bullet-riddled museum, one turncoat antiquities dealer, and a very...

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      you taught me

               how to fold my hand

       around a gun, but never


                                           how to clean


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you’ll be with the ships, coming back
from the grasslands in the south where
they wear ribbons in summer and eat
bread with crosses cut into them. you'll
have sea brine in your hair,...

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HELIX and RION are sitting at a table, studying and eating junk food.  

Their surroundings clearly indicate that this is the future. Everything is...

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i want

     to follow the

              river curve

                     of your spine

                                 all the way

                                        to that notch...

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by thatwasnotver... Apr 07, 2013

parallel lines will travel together for an infinite distance, but will never meet.

fifty thousand cells will die inside you before the end of this sentence.

someone in the world,...

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