Crushing Under the Cosmos
if you wanna do this right, play this video and read this story.
we walked past neptune
crossed under orion
made a pit stop at sev
and in 12 earthly mins we
arrived at the Pac-Man game
at the colossus on Kwatlan
the place close to the island
a Transformer landed
millions of years ago
that nobody knows about.
we traverse the cosmos all ways,
time travelling with orange crush slurpees
planning to hold one another’s hand
somewhere near gemini
but we chicken out
cause we’re both pisces.
we invest in this game and
hop on the next bus back
into town bc for some reason they
built a movie theatre near the walnut
grove close to the highway that spans
a turtles back.
somewhere under our star hopping
south of polaris we pulled the chord
and got off near the chucky cheese
next to the gross burrito joint.
clomping under the light of sirius
in our matching adidas hardshells
we giggle and play a game that
takes us 20 light years down the road.
we walk past a party
we weren’t invited to
and stare into that space,
you grab my hand and
i smile so big the light of
the milky way spirals into me
and makes my braces twinkle.
i swear our hearts vibrated
so intensely we curved
space and the Universe
stopped time to extend the
fire of this moment.
a beige silverado blaring sisco’s
thong song roars by and sprays us
with suburban grime and we scream,
release hands and walk up to get
$1 drinks from McDonalds.
20 years later i still remember our
fridays where we’d pretend to not
love each other until the Universe
you live in a whole other world now
somewhere near a river I hear
but the cosmos will always crushingly
remind me of you.
happy friday folks. here’s a lil Kwatlan valley specific piece.
deep love especially to all those courageously moving through the cosmos, crushing bravely.