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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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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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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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Our Father

Our Father Who art, Are not In heaven Not in hell Not anywhere Hallow be my words My kneeled obligations In a church made from funeral homes and Hospital hallways Thy kingdom come And thy kingdom leaves My will is … Continue reading

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