OLDIES

I am the coffee grinds
littering the bottom of his cup
I am the scraping spoon
I am scalding water.

I am the raw nerve
I am calloused skin
at the ends of his fingertips
shaking
shaking
shaking
making a fist for
control.

He tells me
I am an addiction
he is too tired to beat,
he is too lazy to lose.

But
he is the goddamn dog
who finds his way back
again
and again
and again.

—  Michelle K., He Names Me Heroine.

somewhere beyond the sea- a mix for valentine’s day in rapture • listen •

1- we’ll meet again- vera lynn / 2- la vie en rose- louis armstrong / 3- i can’t help falling in love with you- elvis presley / 4- you belong to me- courtnee draper / 5- dream a little dream of me- louis armstrong & ella fitzgerald / 6- round around sue- dion / 7- fly me to the moon- frank sinatra / 8- beyond the sea- bobby darin / 9- blue champagne- jimmy dorsey & his orch. / 10- earch angel- the penguins / 11- dream lover- bobby darin / 12- ain’t that a kick in the head- dean martin / 13- something stupid- frank & nancy sinatra