Why Hello There

It seems that you have stumbled upon this site, for which I have no answer as to why you are here. All I have for you are more questions. Questions upon questions upon questions. So, if you don’t want to think, or you expect some kind of answer, then run little one. Run very quickly away. For this is not the place for you, and you have stumbled into an ever expanding mind with no foreseeable exit.

I am Crawded by Time

I was late today because I was on the phone with my sister planning a two week trip around Europe. We haven’t seen each other in four months. Way too long considering we lived an hour away from each other, more like ten states, or two vodka shots, or one broken jeep and a trench full of rain from each other. I was late today to plan for some sisterhood. I was late today to make time for myself, herself, and ourselves. I am late today which on other days isn’t late.

 

Other days, it’s thirty minutes right on time. Other days, it’s a photograph of two lovers embracing in momentary perfection. Two pints in one conversation. A biographical account and a pitied confession. On other days, I wouldn’t be late today. But you see, it started because my sister and I are planning a trip, and our minds are already on vacation. We are already freed from the “traditional” form of life (if there is such a thing!), and we have been freed from the inescapable: time.

 

So I am not late today,

and I won’t be considered late

today

tomorrow.

Ha! Poetry

Ha! Poetry is what?

Comparing a flower to the complexity of a woman’s face?

Taking the magnificence of a sunset and lowering it down to the level of a canvas’s paints?

Or taking something catastrophic like a combusting star and comparing it to a high schooler’s day?

Or is it the ability to rhyme?

To be able to chime, 

with other words,

so that it flows like a song sung by birds.

Or is it finding something small?

Something not really there at all,

and bringing it to life

with such expression that one begins to cry.

Or is it made to make one shout?

To speak against the trends, 

the ongoing bends

in the road,

never righting itself?

Well then, I must be a poet.

 

(Originally published in Toyon magazine 2005)

Who are the People that would Believe Me?

Who are the people that tell you yes?
Who are the people that tell you no?
Who are the people that tell you to be?
Who are the people that tell you to be anything but?
Who are the people that make you?
Break you?
Throw you?
Lift you?
Who are the people that are there when you are most alone?
Most alive?
Mostly living alone?
Who are the people that see you?
Who are the people that hear you?
Who are the people that understand you?
Who are the people that would believe this?

When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas. Running alongside the moving truck, it’s legs twisting into wings, it howled, “write damn you!”

It slithered into the clouds as I turned to tell my mother.

“That’s a nice story sweetie, and don’t say damn.”

Where are the people who would believe this?

 

Peter Pan

When I was a little girl,
I believed Peter Pan
visited me in my dreams.
Eyes closed
I smiled
bucktoothed.
We lived in the trees
viridescent friends
eating from the Earth.
In the river’s embrace
we were truly free.

 

 

 

(Published in “Dream a Little Dream” (#28) by The Wild Word 2018. https://thewildword.com/poetry-ae-sadeghipour/)

Smog and Surreal

I awake.

Smog and sounds of the city.

I am alone here.

But,

perhaps,

I will see you again

in the surreal plane

of the reality

we will make together.

 

 

White is Loveless

White? Of course it would be white.

White,

the color that makes you feel

bloated

and bleeding

through

the color of a

wedding dress.

No wonder we thought no one would love us

The Women’s Almanac of Personal Questions (Now with Answers!)

Why should I apologize for queefing?

You shouldn’t.

What should be done about my unkempt muff?

Nothing.

Should period stained panties be thrown away?

Only ever periodically.

What should I do about the dark nipple hairs around my arreola?

Braid them together and run howling naked through the streets.

Should I change the sheets after cumming?

Sleep in it and feel proud that your body could experience unfiltered pleasure.