‘On the scales of desire, your absence weighs more than someone else’s presence’ (Why I love…) – Jeffrey McDaniel

“But one kiss levitates above all the others. The
intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.
The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss.
Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.”

” I know loving me isn’t easy – the all-night  helicopter parties,
the glow-in-the-dark haircuts,

but when I look at you
it’s like praying with my eyes.

I know
it’s stupid to not own a gun yet have

so many triggers, but in some other world
gigantic seashells hold humans

to their ears and listen to the echo
of machines.”

“A good God is hard to find.
Each morning I look in the mirror
and say promise me something
don’t do the things I’ve done.”

(Extracts taken from Disasterology, The Archipelago of Kisses & The Absence)

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