|A little tribute to Hart Crane. Your style was lace, even if most found it to be webs.|
A Eulogy for a WallflowerGretchen was a wallflowerA Eulogy for a Wallflower by TristanCody
gasping to grow roots on wallpaper.
She was the laughter wrapping in
She depressed herself with the idea
that I will be here
to write poetry for her,
the fact that this poem
will let people know her
in more ways
than those pills
would ever allow.
There were tigers under her bed,
rats in her cabinets.
She kept those tigers on leash
as a plate of food meant for her
sat for the mice.
Gretchen was a skinny girl
with an obese heart.
She used to sit and dance.
She did the impossible
within her medicated possibilities.
when she let the ants have her flesh,
let the bullies pick on her, let the nerds
use her for pride and let me
write poems off her misery.
She said, misery is something we can all relate to.
She said, help me.
She said, I am going out tonight.
She said, I'm Not Okay (I Promise) or she sang it.
Either way she let us know i
On Making Art in the New WorldI break sharpie pensOn Making Art in the New World by TristanCody
trying to be Pocahantas,
singing every color of the wind
because this is America
and this is New York
and we are the colors
of the human wind.
The Legality of Love LettersYour copyrightThe Legality of Love Letters by TristanCody
at first sight -- ghost wrote
commas under my skin.
Against your own plagiarism.
Conversational PieceThe pink turbine reminds me of yesterday.Conversational Piece by TristanCody
We spoke on the evening of St. Judas' Christmas Party.
Christ, it has been too long
and two friends have too much time to talk
at Holiday events.
If we sit across from each other, how long will we lock eyes?
How long will you try and make small talk with strangers before
wrapping yourself into an envelope of Hallmark emotions
and come greet me?
#NaNoWriMo2014 Tip: If you are having issues finding direction with your novel, write out the bones of a scene you have already imagined. It will help you establish some order and allow you to think more clearly about the progression of your story.