(here’s a new poem that is vaguely filled with memories of memories ready to be forgotten. using the titles of songs from a patsy cline album in my collection. a little bit of her reminiscing and longing is – kinda, maybe? – echoed in this piece…) Herstory There are finger-prints all over me that we … Continue reading Patsy Cline – Country Great!
(i have had a migraine on and off for about 4-5 weeks now? i am amazed i had a few moments to even eke whatever this is out…) A prayer I just want one more night in heels; changing a flat in a rubbery black skirt so tight it reflects streetlight. I want to be … Continue reading Can – Ege Bamyasi
(early blues music really hits the gut. this poem attempts to navigate depression, mindfulness, hope, anxiety and so much more… here i incorporated the titles from a Lightnin’ Hopkins collection that includes songs from 1950 and 1951…) Self-Awareness Blues Sometimes I am a new, short-haired woman, a long way from Texas, older, and madas I … Continue reading Lightnin’ Hopkins – Vol. 1 Blues – Folk Series
(everything is so scattered and scary and in a constant state of overwhelm this year. but i won’t miss the opportunity to reflect on something i cherish a whole damn lot.) when i don’t die i am all lit uplike christmas in a blackout your kiss never, never dims the light from a dead star that used to … Continue reading Lush – Split
(a little write-up about navigating the waters of pandemic lovin’… took some liberties with how i included the song titles from this cd. i dunno if this one makes a ton of sense. i try. i am happy but cautious but totally reckless in these weird times.) the lady’s standing on the bridge now it … Continue reading Richard Hawley – Lady’s Bridge
(wrote a poem using titles from an 80s album we used to listen to a lot in our home growing up, while going through a lot of change… and applied it to recent personal events and feelings) 3 I squeeze your hand 3 times & that means “I love you,” sweet love. I don’t wanna say it out … Continue reading Anita Baker – Rapture
(today i decided to take the song titles from this album that stuns and stings and put them into a piece of writing i just let roll. this is an exercise in just playing with words and seeing what comes. it may not make a ton of sense or be fleshed out, but it is … Continue reading Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
(this is one of the most depressing albums ever… and i like a lot of old blues music. i wrote this semi-kinda-CNF piece using titles from this ache of an album…) Caroline says Caroline says: 1) Call the older boys. We’re barely 14 and she’s hot for men. It’s beyond time for the bed and … Continue reading Lou Reed – Berlin
(a new poem tonight, with much appreciation to song titles on loan from this self-titled jazz wonder!) Feel the fear, the year, and do it anyway That old feeling creeps in (dread),and I know I’ll never be the same girl twice. I know spring is here because I cry a headache until the endof autumn. I don’t getaround much … Continue reading Ella Fitzgerald – s/t
(a new poem about new and good things that gets tangled up in song titles from a classic shoegaze album…) newness sometimes i put the words for worry to my mouth the most. you say i am worth saving from the edge of the bed even when you sleep. i only said something about doubt for a second, too … Continue reading My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
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