my bunkmate

July 9, 2013

6:00am
woke up
had to pee
and go to work
stepped onto floor
FLAP FLAP FLAP!
FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP!

what the
what the hell–
WHAT THE HELL

FLAP FLAP FLAP
FLAP FLAP FLAP!

Looked at the window
Was mostly closed
Some idiot bird managed to
swoop onto the sill
between the glass and the screen
Must have thought it was a safe place
to sleep

It was still for a moment
terrified
just woken up

I looked at it for a minute
then put my hand against the screen
and shooed the robin away
Time to get up, bird
No one cares if you’re
ready

Supermoon

May 6, 2012

The moon tonight is
something like
18% bigger and
35% brighter
than usual
It’s coming through the
blinds on my bedroom window
and is casting a slatted
shadow
I can actually see things
very clearly

They call it a
SUPERMOON, but
the damn bird outside
singing at 2:00
in the god-damn
morning
would probably call it
a false alarm

It’s the two of us
now, yammering tired
frustrations
out into nothing
and to
no one in particular

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