April 2nd, 2009

corset & bougainvillea

fightingtweets

  • 11:06 Needs coffee. Like, now. #
  • 20:09 Praying for far more patience than she's got. Would be awesome if the AirPort on my laptop weren't being "special" right now. DNW. #
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corset & bougainvillea

#1

We look at each other, wait for internal dialogue
to die down. In silence, hobbled tongues reach
towards each other, bodies talk when mouths can’t
find words: a secret handshake, semaphore, Morse
code-switching, languages cobbled together:
pidgin, creole, Spanglish, “bad” English, ebony phonics,
survival tactics made beautiful, polished to copper shine.
Pennies are most valuable to those who haven’t got a dime.