Thursday, December 16, 2010

both hands

His name was George for the first few weeks

Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Pigeon Foot

This post was dedicated to all the nice folks who like Waltzes.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When Someone Wants to Leave

"Its a sad situation, I must say, when someone wants to leave as bad as you want them to say."- Dolly Parton

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

They keep your socks from falling down, you know?

There but for the Grace of God, go I

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today I was faster than a train

Today I was faster than a train,
on my way home I was faster
I had no where to be
but I beat that train

At home she was there
She was there and she was different
Tired, for she was faster than I
The two of us, faster than trains,
Whispered as you slept in some cozy chair
As you slept and dreamt of action and agency

My thoughts spun skeins of wool
Your hair blew back in the sad wind of the fan
I knitted my thoughts with my fingers
Until I had a scarf long enough to cover your neck

We ran off into the night
And I know you didn't wake

Faster than trains we loved and lied
to the night and to ourselves

I stood like a lamppost
and watched and she slipped away,
Clumsy, like smoke

I walked home, not even faster than a snail
You were still asleep
You are always asleep

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Things my mother and I share a love for:
1. The Hudson's Bay Company
2. Walking in graveyards
3. Brunch
4. Satsuma soap
5. Gerbera daisies
6. Cigarettes
7. Hope chests
8. Hanging laundry on a clothesline
9. Owning too many shoes
10. Clean bookshelves

Things my father and I share a love for:
1. Watching Alastair Sim's A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve
2. Visiting museums in small towns
3. Giving inanimate objects names
4. The blurred lines between truth and fantasy
5. Musicians past their prime
6. Sunday rituals
7. Holding onto things
8. Accepting that we will never be artists
9. Being stubborn
10. Each other

Things my sister and I share a love for:
1. Her children
2. Chai tea
3. Sarah Mclachlan
4. Easter breakfast
5. The nineties
6. Dreams of Scotland
7. Suicide prevention
8. Grimsby Benevolent Fund
9. Grey kittens
10. Red wine

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


if I must, I will

New friends, new life, new chances
Long nights and slow dances
Warm evening breeze
A soft hand to squeeze
And countless opportunities

We stop walking
And speak without talking

Fake love poems
And forgotten trees

My skin is speckled
With ghosts from my past

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


Chris A.
Jon Luc
Mike S.
Matt M.
Megan P.
Cynthia P.

~Matt Z


the blind side

Wednesday, April 7, 2010