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lostlost up in the woods now, but well taken care of- sunshine and electric lights, and dry air and 90s pop songs screamed into oregon wilderness, empty places, all wrapped up in a converted barn with windows and wallpaper and linoleum flooring. There were eight of us- eight young little muddy, lost children; not even legal, not even caring. We had too much food, too much air, too much healthy outdoor exercise, all leading to complete and utter laziness; barefoot, burned, bruised, bleeding and infected, our clothes and hair and bodies torn and naked and stripped of city convenience- overlooked subtleties like laundry soap foaming over our lips and minds.
We were simple things, concerned with simple tasks. We pushed branches downhill, pulled plants by their roots and heads, for the illusion that we were- helpful? Pure physical exhaustion became the addiction- out of weed, wine, trips, cigarettes, all days from civilizations, could have been weeks, could have been- it wouldn
IowaIf you visit Iowa,
you'll call her fields empty,
but she wasn't born that way.
A part of her was carved out
when she was ripped between Virginia
and the purple mountains of New Mexico.
Her gold hair, she tore it out when she realized
it didn't make her a princess.
She laid her locks strung along every road
leading somewhere else.
White hairs on her cheeks
are scars from winter.
Her hair darkens with the dampness
of summer rains.
The storms are never silent,
but neither is life when there's a tear
in your childhood where
a parent ought to be.
I've been flooded by Iowa's sorrow.
The only way I can distract her from her own voided landscape
is if I hate myself harder than she cries.
She just wants to fly
and I want to bus or train,
not because I fear death, but because
I want to take living slow.
It's the only way I ever feel.
From the air it's hard to watch Earth's hips move.
But Earth can't compare to the country.
That's my girl.
Full grown even when harvesting season's j
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