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maybe this is all you get

a clip of one of the two poems I performed at this past weekend’s Albuquerque Aerialist Collective show, A Curated Exhibition of the Lost & Found. this video was taken at rehearsal the night before the show. by opening night, … Continue reading

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maps

my dad, and the girl scouts, taught me how to read a map. to interpret topography, climb a mountain, return home. to carry a compass at all times, and to use it. if you have this, you can never get … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis & Mayhem video

Metamorphosis & Mayhem poetry performance with Lisa Gill, Erin Daughtrey & Tani Arness January 24th, 2016 at Tortuga Gallery

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like the light

i am almost twilight i am almost home i am cracked by a thousand birds crossing the darkening sky. you are a silhouette you are a stormcloud you are half of every strand of DNA in my body. the storm … Continue reading

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poetry reading this sunday!

Join us for a poetry reading featuring new and collaborative work by Tani Arness Erin Daughtrey Lisa Gill and Kat Heatherington 4pm at Tortuga Gallery 901 Edith SE $5 We have a collaborative poem in four voices for the finale … Continue reading

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what to remember

remember not that you argued with your sister, but that you sang in the kitchen alone, and the house remembered a sound it had not heard in years. remember fireflies blinking slowly in the roadside dark and a night sky … Continue reading

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bells

all night my sleep is troubled by bells. outside, the bronze bell from my wedding, the arcosanti bell, three leaping fish on the clapper, plays in the wind of a passing storm. your love enfolds me from afar, a molecular … Continue reading

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winter can wake me when you return

the dawn sky cracks with birdsong. wild geese fly over in a noisy mass, autumn spilling from their wingbeats. you leave my side, your silhouette disappears through the doorway into a grey morning, one shadow vanishing into another. weeks will … Continue reading

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wingbeats

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framed in sunlit stitches

i woke to blood like a waterfall between my legs and a spider newly living on the door. all night i had dreamed you were lying beside me, our bodies soft with sleep conjoined the darkness thickened by our linked … Continue reading

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