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Softer

  He loves me in a softer way, Fuzzy, soundless, wet- Like looking through a window On a rainy September evening. A second chance at romance, It tastes like a relapse Into a hopefulness I stopped Sticking into my veins … Continue reading

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Avocado, Pt. 2

Heart of stone, Scarred where the knife Hit its mark. My finger, Bleeding from when It missed.

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Sunny Side

  I step off the downtown bus In humid, too-hot-for-spring heat. I remember when I first moved To this side of town and Put a bridge between my geography. Here, lines of skateboarders And littered trails by the river, Buildings … Continue reading

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The Night Before

  Each day grows more and more like yesterday A swollen sunshine beating down on us Making me sweat with the anticipation, The hope, That I might finally melt away. Hand in hand, I give each of you a finger … Continue reading

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I Am Your Monsoon

Here is art, Filling the air Inhaled by sick lungs Yours and mine. Here is an aura, My feet are chasing Pounding pavement carelessly. I stand, a witness to your boyhood A jury to watch growing pains, Shaving nicks, and … Continue reading

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Bleached

  Grinning with new teeth (3 shades lighter than last week) Bared, ready To tear throats from necks, Lettuce leaves from dainty salad forks Keeping my shaking legs steady Beneath the skirt of my White, eyelet dress. When my room … Continue reading

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No New Goodbye

  When there is No new goodbye, Only soft, sweet greeting, Finally, will there be A safe place to land. I haven’t fallen, Though I have stumbled down stairs And into open doorways. Tripping turned sprinting I’ve made a cardio … Continue reading

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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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Anything Too Sweet

Now, We peel back our rotting skins Like grounded tangerines. We echo smiles through Wind-tunnel mouths Moved by pared lips. Would Moses part the Red Sea If he had been privileged to A preview of the Promised Land? What is … 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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