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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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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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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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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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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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If You Can

If you can, Crave with me the murmured voices, The hidden melancholic melodies in my Wandering mind Roaming to the better parts of past times Better left behind in the fading lines Of ink-smeared paper and Singed fingertips. If you … Continue reading

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Hey, Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle, diddle A homeless man’s fiddle Is playing a city to sleep Snapping strings don’t heed A more vital need For some goddamn quiet and peace Hey diddle diddle, The neighbor’s will quibble About the nighttime symphonies He says … Continue reading

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We Are Raw

We are raw Because cruel questions Don’t deserve kind answers. I’ll cuddle up next to my skeletons But leave them at home tomorrow night. They keep me warm But they make bad party guests. What should haunt us, But our … Continue reading

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