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Left

Repetition, Cycling, Circling Thoughts recurring In my mind In my mouth Part my lips Pull the plug Draining whatever is Left. Count on one hand Then the next Everything that is Left. Looking from afar To see things moving farther, … Continue reading

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No New Gods

The machinery of his heart, always at war with his mind- He, who wrestled life away from scraps; those husks of peace left in compost buckets. Off-brand savior, who nails sleep to a cross, Sacrificing restfulness for children who were … Continue reading

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To The Man At The Bar

From across the bar you grin Gin on my mouth, I smile, For a while we exhaust A lost idea of completeness; Less talking, please Seize the emptiness Of fading youth, Ruthlessly melting From our lips. Slip into something less … Continue reading

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To Both of Them

A rock within his ribs, but here’s a grin To soothe me for now. Here’s freedom, in the shape of smoke and whiskey Here’s fighting a war he never meant to win, So let’s begin our slow descent into something … 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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Though We Say Hallelujah

  I step into the coffee shop Aligning myself in the Neat, orderly row. It is Our human branding Because, God surely Loves parallel lines. We don’t know this, Though we say, hallelujah. A baby cries behind me A sign, … Continue reading

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White Orchids, Black Marble

  In a crystal ball, I see us arguing in a minimalist kitchen White orchids on black marble, Us, storms of words Chosen not carefully enough. I see us dancing downtown Past patio seating and terraces Reflections flickering in cars … Continue reading

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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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Sticking

  I used to thread needles through the clouds Piecing together the sky with airplane thoughts I’d pray, murmured amens, heavy enough to sink ships My hands gathered rust while I worshipped Beneath a pulpit’s iron, steady stare. Words hanging … Continue reading

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I Will Clean My Room

  I did it- I finally Cleaned my room Well, I read a book, Perched on the Edge of a stool, Listened to old music Every, Lovely, Aching, Tune. Watched home movies, Made some food. Soon, And soon, I was … Continue reading

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