Who Conquers Who, or Surprisingly Good Airplane...
for RH We keep in touch phone stuff but what do I look like in the cumuli of your mind through the cold half- sandwich of your lunch break— I’m learning I don’t always have to clean my plate, but there’s a saying about way about waste or is it waist anyway it’s morning. I’ve already been so many people today. Does the me you gather in my absence match the me in...
Have you ever wondered why thrift stores always smell the same? As if repurpose, itself, has a smell. Drrrt fag in slimming black, which abs- orbs light and reflects nothing— Everyone, you said, knows their number unless it changes. When things change hands, its designation is based on intent, like leather. You want to fuck me. Sober daytime sex is the naked- est. It was hotter then, our...
No Hard Feelings
Rihanna always has a song on the charts. Lava hair, baggy denim, Keith Haring—it’s often easy to think she’ll always be there, like Michael Jackson and frequent texts I recite to friends, who avalanche aww he’s a keeper. Feelings are neither created nor destroyed but conserve over time, like fame it’s to- tally a physical law, I remind myself when the text says...
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One Stop Shop
I’m starting to have an eye on the makings of dry skin. Impulse aisle induced psych- osis— Bikini magazine ice cream schism. Seriously, fuck magic bullet thinking. Too much credit is given the panic of “self-control.” Hard work is hard, but decisions, like metaphors, are built within a moat of desire. Love in a hopeless kingdom. It’s like, sugar and booze feel good...
I'm All Over the Motherfucking Planet Looking Good...
With every visit home, they say I sound more and more like a New Yorker. It’s easier to breathe through certain vowels than others. So what if phrases come to mind in the voice of Nikki Minaj, or my bff who affects that parental insistence, or a phone sex operator I called once who asked “what do you like?” which I couldn’t answer but invoke when going down. That’s...
Plz Oh Plz
Plz oh plz don’t break the moment with yr shirk- ing derp yolo internetese, or future tenses, or catastrophic personal narratives that context what, exactly? Once, a generation was a generation. Now, I have trouble sliding into sleep. Post video post selfie, plz oh plz let’s choose to stay buoyed by pillows by things I double back onto you, send yr nerves shooting like a mind...
1. My mother was voted “best legs” in her senior high school yearbook, despite the fact that she was also student body president and editor-in-chief of the school paper. Only boys got things like, “most likely to succeed.” 2. They say Indians are predisposed to a lot, like alcoholism and diabetes. In the clinic, patient history starts the first time you get sick. They ask me why don’t I eat,...
"In Which Birdsong Celebrates an Anniversary Issue... →
birdsongmag: we got some more love re: the birdsong kickstarter from Jason Diamond and the good people at Vol. 1 Brooklyn!
Birdsong Zine: the 5 Year Anniversary Issue by... →
leighstein: I wouldn’t be posting this if I hadn’t actually put my own $ where my mouth is. bird song is a zine I love, run by an incredible poet and generous human. Join me in pledging! (And get stuff in return!) Leigh Stein makes me B-L-U-S-H
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The Bushwick Review: Zine-related Kickstarter... →
bushwickreview: The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of writing about the Birdsong Kickstarter was “Tommy Pico and the crew at Birdsong make me feel like a lazy piece of shit”, so I’m just gonna go ahead and type that. These kids are crazy awesome productive. In five years, they’ve made… This is amazing, thanks!!!! Some love for our kickstarter from the peeps at the...
Song Art -- for Elizabeth Bishop
The art of singing isn’t hard to master. So many words seem filled with the intent to be sung that their song is no disaster. Sing something everyday. Accept the fluster of forgotten lyrics, the breath badly spent. The art of singing isn’t hard to master. Then practice singing higher, singing faster: posture, intercostals, the lifted diaphragm and soft palate. None of these will bring disaster....
these are the good old days
The Day Amy Died
The internet is unable to contain itself, seems to be grieving. Does an aggregate of feelings have feeling? Everyone remembers the weather when discovering a body. I think it’s perfectly natural to look skyward. Her bodyguard peels back the covers. Her body leaves the home under a deep red sheet. I can tell you, you also become keenly aware of what isn’t the body: noct- urnal creatures...
a line of aromatheraputic chapsticks called the...
The Summer I Chased Fish
I found the sentance haunting, until i realized he meant the band Phish. Then, I had other questions.