Sunday, January 22, 2012

Todd D'Anna (1977-2012) Ropes & Flowers

Todd D'Anna and Jessica Rogers


Ropes &Flowers


Picture of her and the sky

And

Like a dog I chase the shadows

Of a dance

I danced

Ten Years ago

You always take my watch off

Before we get into bed

And the seconds

Drip from my wrist

With fresh suicide

Ten years ago

I

Danced

A dance

Chasing shadows

That wore your perfume

And

Like a dog I howl at the back of the moon

With hourglass rhythms

Singing acappella

Just to handicap

My dreams

Smells of rape in the cool California night

Morning after pill with pink liquor

Staining memory

She says

"you gotta work thru that shit baby"

Full moon empties into san francisco bay sunrise

Like a dog I howl

And wait for the rain to come

It never does

We lay in bed

A switch is touched

My watch is off

Suicide

Freshly

Ticks

Beside

My

Sleep.


Todd D'Anna (Poems from Penny Lane, 2002)