The miner

                                                      She was waiting
                                                by the open window
                                                  for the sun to set
                                                 smoking a cigarette
                     but it never did
                       that night


         The Velvet Underground spun around
         on the thrift store phonograph
                                  it sounded
                      almost like Aphex Twin

                    a full moon
                     or a straight line
                       insufflated off a mirror
had her hair all tangled
                                            tied back
                 like some sorta
                                    dying ritual


both of her hands &
        both of her eyes
     would alternate
                                       from screen to screen


was she a hunter—or a dopamine machine


who was she waiting for

                  in nothing but her striped stockings
                                             up to her thighs 
       a black choker with a ring on it &
       an indigo princess plug hidden

                                        by the faux tiffany lamp
                                   cross legged on the bed
                 in a small white room
             with a fat buddha tapestry
                                             twelve floors up
                                            with the window open


no encryption


 the screen turns off
  but the cam stays on



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10 thoughts on “The miner

  1. Tanya

    I went through a couple of your poems and liked the ways you used the space..how do you decide which point the next line should start off? 😀

    Reply
      1. woodenthumbs

        So many uses for such a great word. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it used, that I can recall. It’s a word about which someone could write.

      2. woodenthumbs

        Are we talking about the same insufflate? “blow (air, gas, or powder) into a cavity of the body.
        • blow something into or through (a part of the body).

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