“I know it’s scary but” by Sasha at 49th Parallel on Main St.

Friday October 3, 2014 at 49th Parallel
5 minutes
from a text message from Jess

I’m more interested in
organ keys than deep bass
brown rice than the colour orange
maps than keys
I’m more about
here than later
down than up
breaststroke than butterfly
I’m all the
leather and feathers
diamonds and dust
mountains and quartz crystals
I’m making
magic and lullabies
quinoa and pencil shavings
bullets of beauty and porridge with a kiss
I’m growing
crow feathers and fern patterns
grammatical tongue tickles and boots like moss
cactus of ambition and dreams like the milky way

“Love rocks” by Sasha on her couch

Thursday August 14, 2014
5 minutes
from a girl’s purple t-shirt

Love is like an amethyst
The base reminds you of the rocks of the Canadian Shield where you spent your summers as a young one
The tips remind you of dangerous wishes
The in between is sparkly and mysterious

Love is like a rose quartz
Light pink and cloudy
Dizzy and spin-y
Simple and exquisite

Love is like a piece of coral
Stolen from the bottom of the ocean