Poetry for the Signs


You are the first house.

I am the last. You love. I

only knew to drown.


You are strength, you are

free. I am gossamer, I

am trapped. You broke me.


You are two sides of

the coin. You rest silently

on blue fountain floors.


You make homes out of

mountains, oceans, everywhere.

And I am homesick.


You are the sun, if

the sun doesn’t know how to

hide at night. Goodbye.


You are sandstorms and

black holes, dust on silver spoons.

I am Summer breeze.


You are the ocean.

If oceans were always calm.

I am a maelstrom.


You are hard shell, self

destruction. You are sunsets.

And I am mortal.


You are uncharted

territory. You are lost.

And I am homebound.


You are big cities.

I am a village shoved care

lessly by a hill.


You are cloudy skies.

I am the girl watching fish 

swim in your belly.


You are the prison

er and the prison guard at

the same time, darling.

Will you help me hide a body?
C'mon we can’t delay
No one can see him on the floor, 
Get him out the door,
Before he can decay!

I thought you were my buddy
We won’t get caught
Just help me and don’t ask why

Will you help me hide a body?
It didn’t have to be in one piece.

(Go away, Anna)

Oh dear, why…

Won’t you help me hide a body?
This one’s been knocked out since last Fall 
I think his company is overdue
It’s about time we threw
His body down the well

(Stay down there, Joan.)

It gets a little lonely 
Digging up all these graves
Out in the night by myself…
(Ugh, we’re already running out of space in these caves!)

Elsa, please I know you’re in there 
You’ve been hiding all these years
They say, “don’t cry” and I have tried to
Hide bodies without you
Now I’m out of tears

I’ve killed mother and father
Now it’s just you and me
What are you gonna do?

Won’t you help me hide their bodies?

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