Jill Blake

Brown Room in the White House

Jill Blake

Part I.

In the House around the corner.

“I just want to know what it feels like”

he said to me, my pants pulled down and my arms held above my head.
(labor day before junior year)

The large cork board to the left.
A poster of Kiss, in full make-up (disguise).
Spinal Tap (the mockumentary),
Farrah in her red bathing suit (buffet of descriptors).

The bed was filled with water.
The walls were brown.
My right hip froze in fear – 32 years later, the hip soldier grips when I grieve.
“I just want to know what it feels like”
Those words, all […]

Brown Room in the White House2020-06-08T06:51:28+00:00

Lopsided Truth


Lopsided Truth

by Jill Blake

truth
shifts to trust
with one required
base pair reassignment

trutH;
drop the grand Hoax
shush the lies to self and other
sink back into your primordial slime
reorganize, safely within your self-made cocoon

truSt;
add the ultimate Sacrifice
to give up who you are
emerge with naked wings exposed
trusting-self to know, who is/is not that kind of hungry

trust

Subtype 1 – truST;
seekers are not made for trust
they have a little extra need
they seek Self-Trust
thus, a different species entirely

Subtype 2 – truf;
beware, with this species
there comes a risky mutation.
replaces a base pair, ST
with […]

Lopsided Truth2020-06-08T06:51:39+00:00