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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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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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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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The Dent Beneath His Eye

    The morning I noticed The little dent Beneath his eyes, I was sunk. Some remnant from childhood, A tree poorly climbed, A baseball bat swung, Not ducking quickly enough, Or a chicken pox wound He couldn’t help but … Continue reading

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Intergalactic Deliverance

Is there a postal service that Will send my picture into space? I searched, scoured, Everywhere along 1-94 Because, desperately, I want to be a eternal snap shot In the cosmos. To stowaway in the universe To cheat my timely, … 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 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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En Grave

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

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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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Yourself

I sigh at your impertinence Keeping my smile towards the door And my mouth around goodbyes As you asked me If I could love you As dearly as you loved yourself The afterglow of A fling that’s been flung, Basking … Continue reading

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