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Apotheosis

  I’m a mnemonic device Helping you remember Past, distant love. I dropped my shoes And modesty at the front door; You’d save the best for last, But I still stepped first in line. I emerge from beneath surface tensions … Continue reading

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I Sip Whiskey, Now

  I sip whiskey, now I still find it acrid, Kerosene down my throat I’ve found I like the burning. You’d recognize me, But it would take a minute or two. As days roll by, A constant state of metamorphosis … Continue reading

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Triage

  The doctor looks over my x-Ray Saying “This looks good, Except for the shin bone jabbing through Your flesh.” He can mend it, easily. But that fragmented bone Pushed so hard to be free, Perhaps I should let it … Continue reading

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Like Leaves, I Fall (Though I do not Decay)

  What is it, this time, Crawling up your spine, Using the backs of your Rib-cage as rungs? Every step, A sharper breath, Until it reaches your heart; Finally learning the color Of your blood. There are so many white … Continue reading

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En Grave

Engrave Upon me The time of Our life Come to A final Battle Ground.

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I Do Not Remember

  I do not remember The inauguration of my decline, Inside me, it came gently; It softened, soothed, pacified. Roughly generous and hardly kind, Movements like sandpaper, Though appearing refined. I didn’t mind.

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And It’s June

  Your shoulders map a dim horizon, Shading a hazy morning That tastes of leaking ozone. I’m learning Braille by Touching the tide of goosebumps Flushed from your knees to your elbows. In your softly curling fingers, I hang every … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

  You asked me Why you could No longer see. I warned you Of what this Heat would inspire. You didn’t hear When I spoke, Advising that where There is fire, There is smoke.

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Such Dirty Glass Windows

  This is a final seance A lusty embrace of pantorum And Zen dojo. We drink, Meditating on the sun’s rays And our second cup of sweet oolong tea. Meditating on the sun’s rays As the sun mediates its way … Continue reading

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Blackbirds

Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to heal All your life, you’ve been flighty and fighting Waiting for each moment to arrive And leave you untouched. Wound up and wounded Nursing self-inflicted bruises … Continue reading

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