Kimmy Walters


you can only be told how
eloquently you express grief so many times
before you start to feel like a pain farm

the solution is to learn another language
and speak it like a child forever

show me any language and I will
confuse the words for desk and writer
to protect myself

I remember
our high school spanish teacher
put on a movie
and held up a piece of large red paper
to block the screen when someone was
dying or having sex

I remember the paper was translucent
so we all saw gertrudis and the soldier
fucking redly on horseback

if anything could've made me fluent in spanish,
that was it
the same way cutting onions makes you cry

like a little child forever ever ever