Leave what’s wrecked more

Lyrics: I’ve been through the fire I felt embers down my spine And I’ve said “World would you please have some mercy on me? Or could you please lift the curses on me?” It said, you always did Like it the hard way since you was a kid Look at the scars on your leg, […]

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End note to a ghost

— End note to a ghost When cowards are sent In lieu of flowers — Stay out of my cemetery, boo This sanctuary Of solemnity is not for you Kindly clamor those chains over a different grave Something a little more in line With the consecration of your own kind Potter’s field, asylum basement Perfect […]

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II

Which you Is actually True? And why Are there Two Of you? Are there More Of you In store? Even More Doors Than before? How many Encores Can one Girl endure? Which you Do you Prefer? Which one Is dilute? Is either One pure? Of the Two you That be Which one Is simplicity? Or […]

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just like gatsby

he was a subconscious chaos masking his perpetual absence in colorful metaphor a dim light on a dark night vaguely flickering on someone else’s dock a viridescent beacon kept alight by the electricity of his own apathy seducing common moths by colluding with the autumnal moon he who fancies himself an aetheist aurora borealis is merely a […]

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moths over monarchs

an ode to the narcoleptic nightingale  an ode to the anesthesia of devotion an ode to the impending paralysis (between us) an ode to the modicum of intimacy an ode to the volition of vengeance (in verse) an ode to the lunatic prince (his preference) moths over monarchs counterfeit over catharsis  an ode to the […]

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corvidae confined

I am a magpie  crooning patsy cline melodies in a gilded cage, engraved tenderly with 1 Corinthians 13 beneath an eastern moon, divided by bars of careless beguiling  I stay, an avian tamed inexplicably courageous, even with clipped wings deeply disoriented by unwise migration  but nurturing daydreams nevertheless of belonging, to a patient sky one […]

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