Zolton

Zolton

Portland, United States

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Laundry

I am doing laundry. I like doing laundry. I am gonna do the shit out of laundry to avoid meeting anyone, but only because I want it that wa…
Dante by Zolton

Semblance

Only in dreams / Ever we fly / Only in moments / Do we ever cry / Small the whisper / Into an ear / A scream is a sound / No one can hear /…

One Woman’s Perspective: The Third Date

I know why I am here, so let’s not play games. Third date. Always “Can I make you dinner?” There is dinner and there is d…

Talk

You should talk to me. Talk to me like I am a real person. Not just something to talk to. You should talk like you are real and I am real. …

Dreams

So what do you dream of / And do you even know / Does it ever pass your lips / Or cross your mental flow / Wishing to be heroes / Wishing t…

Stepping Stones

My father always would tell me that life is a stepping stone. When I bought my first car. When I started college. When I got a ticket for b…

Not Here to Judge

I am not here to judge you / You do it on your own / A diagram of perception / Whilst you sit upon your throne / I see it all in numbers / …

Lost for Words

I have lost my words. I fear social media has sucked them from me. Hours I used to spend creating characters and situations in my head that…

Things That Are Not There

I think what I like most in people / Are the things I see / Their kindness and their giving / That are not given to me / I sit here on a tu…

Conjecture

I suppose indignation is natural. And there is much of it to be had. The lesson in rejection of that is by far a more useful tool. And I le…

All That

I wanted to be funny, smart, contemplative, social, engaging, interesting, conceptual, pretty and sexy. I do not try to make illusions. I g…

Narcissism, PTSD and shit no one gets

I have taken many years to find words for things, and even as I say them, I feel a particular madness. Not in my own judgment, but rather i…

In My Head

Men are supposed to stink / An allowance given / Between hard work / And its payoff / Yet he always / Smells like flowers / In the most d…

Patron

The proprietary grounds / For which you think / You stand on / Are but follies / And we give / Into follies / As if watching / A circus / P…

For Men

If I could write a poem / For men / To tell them what I want / For them / Could it ever change / The sea / The tilt of earth / And gravity …

Femism at its Worst

I am here / For you in abiding tone / I shall serve with hope / Of receiving / And your conversation / Speaks equal / In praise of equality…

No Matter

Two decades / Returned me to it / A place of time / I forgot / And I loved him / But love is not past tense / So I love him still / Now I l…

Skooter

Your skooter’s noise pollution / But I don’t really care / Cause when I hear you coming / I have to stop and stare / The thing …

Upside Down Astronaut

I spent much time in my youth lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling. I imagined my feet were walking on the ceiling as if it were the …

It is so simple that it really is not

Many of you who have known me for years see me solely as the single girl I am who is constantly vexed by the world of dating. I give you an…

Last Moment

I woke up this morning remember the last minutes I spent with my old girl Willow. She was a gift to me when I was married. I had said, R…

Song

I wrote a song / And I thought it was for you / For you / About you / Inside you / When I took the time / To really listen / To hear the wo…

Diatribe

Spare me the diatribe / Of what is wrong / With me / I am well aware / For I live within this / Knowing / I will never achieve / Perfecti…
Shroom by Zolton

Needful Things

When I think of what I have / The world is a better place / We are confronted with not haves / That stare us in the face / The overwhelming…
Curly Cue by Zolton

Home

There has yet to be / One day to pass / Where I did not exalt / Yet berate my own ass / In a temperamental / Need to acquire / A solid bas…

Obtuse

Connections are obtuse / Obtuse triangle / Come mess with me / I know you well / I eat the flavor / Of three points / Jagged on my tongue /…

Neighborhood

I love my new living space. It is more like a house than I have had for several years. I was told by the landlord that he had to knock $20 …

Just like…

I have a cat. Okay… I actually have two. One of them runs from me when I get home from work. He hides until he realizes that I feed h…
Field of Yellow by Zolton

Hunter/Gatherer

I sort of became outraged at plastic when I was ten. I remember sitting in class thinking, “Who thought this crap was a good idea? It…
It's Your Move by Zolton Quiet Lunch Spot by Zolton Prince Stanley by Zolton

You Should

Everyone is saying that / You should, should, should / And it makes want to ask / But what have I done good? / Oh you should / And you shou…
Bear by Zolton

In a Dare

She doesn’t always eat / But she doesn’t ever starve / And the camel’s back she broke / Made a story she could carve / Wi…

Another day, another…

After a six month onslaught of a bit of this and a bit if that, I drive down this perilous road only to discover that a good portion of my …

Statue

I blued myself so hard / In the search of anything / And called upon echoes as friends / They yelled back / The words of go away / Save bu…

I Feel

I wish to unfurrow my brow / As it sags under pressure / Of every pain the world has to offer / And there is no lost here / But rather̷…

The Short and Sweet of It

You cannot scrape up from the floor / To remold into your ever persistent visions / Reflected in your soul / Of greedy need and pettiness /…

What She Needs

Time and time again, I ask myself this question. What do you want for your daughter? / Let us dive into to the this and that of your behavi…

I Don’t Want

I don’t want / To control you / Just like / What I like / I don’t want / To control you / Just hate / What I hate / I don’…

Tune Up

I open my head / On a daily tune / To find what fell out / Or what is in ruin / And often I see / A new rusty bit / Of old retributions / T…

Not flawed, Not perfect

He was not flawed. Not any more than any other person. He just was not there. / I could write a symphony or a tragedy of over that which I …

Sympathy

With a sympathetic ear, I speak my mind. For you, also, have that to do. And we can get lost, so lost, in forming sentences in our heads of…

Don’t Break Me More

Sometimes… / I am broken / And you can’t fix me. / It would be nice to be loved anyway.

Chicken Shits

The chicken shits of time / March on / Like dastardly / … chickens / And we react to their clucking / Like it is anthropomorphic / Fu…

Dragons

Dragons die in the most unexpected ways / We’ve been taught the tale / Of heightened battle / But the conflict is inside / And one da…

Your MoNsTers

I’m hiding again / Where you can’t see me / Reminded of terrors / That overshadow my being / Lurking in solitude / You find yo…

Dear Diary… Writer

I read your diary / But not really / It was more just things you told me / Everyday / Little secrets / Ones that I don’t know if they…

1000 Years

You could drive a long way / In 1000 years / Many miles traveled / In many gears / You probably will find / You made a big loop / And with …

Coffee

Dare I find myself having coffee with you one day. For you said it cannot be true. Ever vigilant… I remain standing here, cup in hand…

Beast Defined

When the person you love / Throws you to the wolves / Time and time again / You must redefine the word beast / Over and over / As a matter…

Crazy Train

We sometimes take a ride / On that train / And it circles your life / Like a noose / Next stop…. somewhere / Passing hysteria / Goons…
Made in the Shade by Zolton

Cats Don’t Lie

Midnight… I sit with her. She is not herself. Old, tripping over her feet, not into food at the moment. I cannot sleep. I cannot leav…
Bad Mother Goose by Zolton

Pony

Everyone is beautiful / When they are not around / After you’ve built that partitian… / Of course / That was the reason you / W…

confusion

I get a pang of sad / Every once in a while / Which is often / When I realize / What is going on / People will generally / Assume they are …
Diva by Zolton

Works for Me

I often heard dating advice from my mother growing up. I grew up watching her date from the age of ten on… and it would not be until …

Life on Mars… or some other planet

Decades have passed… / And I always wondered what was wrong… / With me / I have come to the conclusion / That all things stem&#…

Peaches and Pitfalls

You can brainwash anyone. It happens every day… every day that a child is born. / Jerrod grew up with a mother at home, a baker, dote…

Charlie Took his Hat Off

Charlie took his hat off. It had been several years. He didn’t know his hair was all gone. Somehow… the hat had shrunk. This ha…

Chip

I chipped another damn tooth. Thought I’d gotten that grind thing under control, which I have, I suppose. Wondering what I’ll l…

Who are you?

I could ride a horse / Into root beer pudding / If there was such a thing… / And who are you / To tell me there shouldn’t be / …

Hetty was…

Hetty dove into the dollar bin as if it was her last chance to be licked from head to toe. He was no longer interested in her wares, unlike…
Blue Sea by Zolton

Stripped

In dreams… perhaps you are the most stripped down to the nugget of yourself that just IS without intention. But even then… you …

Wisdom

There are times / When you impart / Great wisdom to others / And times / When you don’t care / And you find / A bit of fun to have / …

Grave Error

I made a mistake… / I tried. / I will never… / Do it again. / Grave error. / I tried. / I wish I could do… / And not just…
I scream by Zolton

Dance

In this space… she had hardly a care. No whispers to tell her of her faults… and she started to get a bit chubby… and it …

There is

There is / An entire life here / Behind these walls / Holding in my bones / Coursing through my veins… / An entire… / Life / Th…
Kids play by Zolton

Dear Diary

I looked at my journal / Written through time / With sad desperation / To realize / It was all about you / In a general sense of “you…

Buried

A helluva a lot of angst / You just tossed at the sea / Or was it directed at me / Do I remind you of what you perceive / While I swim in a…
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