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Nothing Tastes Like

  One wrong look And you coil A one-off word Rattle… rattle…  Impregnating a moment  In a comatose afternoon Lunge Bite Venom that tastes like nothing  And nothing tastes like forgetting Advertisements

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Plainclothes

  Walking past a donut shop, I see God, a plainclothes cop Sipping coffee, much too hot Damning the devil to hell again. Smeared on his mustache, Chocolate crème from a Freshly-baked eclair. He switched off the babbling, Crying walkie-talkie. … Continue reading

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Fatalphilia

  I see you in rewind, Film reels spinning backwards To a fatal first hello. I pray to my own saints, Patrons of lost causes, That you find peace Somewhere swimming through The iron fillings in your heart. My bones … Continue reading

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Grave-Side

  You, Parasitic lesser beast, Gladly feasting Upon my white, pulsating shoulder A mosquito more daring Sinking into a familiar vein Bleeding out, not bleeding alone. We are ruins of an ancient place, Where history fades, softy rewritten Amended to … 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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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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Veratrum

  Smile melting Finger lacing Blood drying sweetness Born of hope and lost in the details Of bending, reaching Slowly, oh so Slowly. I have a vision of my fingernails Your jawbone, Grins that Bloom flowers- Calla lily, mountain laurel, … Continue reading

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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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Hallowed

Well, I have not yet realized How to acknowledge the spaces In which I have a place. Echoing through the emptiness, A prayer in the nothing Bless these god damn halllows

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