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A Study: The Economics of Dying

  Vegetables don’t feed flowers The way a body will. A legacy of “I Was here, too.” Grown from decay, Wilting again A hand-picked bouquet.

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She Tells Us Her Creation Story

A flush of abundance that trickles into vacancy, Rushing my ideals back and forth in empty wheelbarrows- This man here, chose the wealth of forbidden fruit Chose this body (not mine) Chose these limbs (and no others). I baptize it … Continue reading

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The Day He Told Us

A lifetime is easy, Just scenes arranged To make sense of What we feel; As we Experience things that Will never happen, Sadness is not something We are able to Hang on to. The day he told us He wasn’t … Continue reading

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One More For The Road

Remember, The tears dripping like honey They baptized me, Hopeful for rebirth, somehow. Remember, Your whimpers cutting through The silence. A storm trembling in your throat My mind is weightless, My chest, heavy. Liquid emotion touching my taste buds. I … Continue reading

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Abba, Amah

My mother bought off-brand shampoo Sacrificing soft hair To give me, us, everything she could muster. She throws out her hand in front of me When she steps on the brake, too hard. As if I would go through the … Continue reading

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The Women Named Death: An Essay

I’ve heard it said that all comedy is fear in the rearview mirror; which is a neat, if not pat, explanation, for why the world hasn’t felt very comedic lately. Let me introduce a corollary to this saying, for a … Continue reading

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Just Starvation

In murky October’s morning The fog appears to be Sleeping giants Rolls of fat with Brown grass hair peaking through; Gray patches, reminiscent Of a once-blue sky, Stretching across my known world, Snoring across eons. These giants no longer live … 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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