Contrary to Coda

— She longed for words Fearless in their love— No, not their love— Fearless in their loyalty To their meanings Modus operandi impetus Contrary to coda Regardless of apology Ciphers that take no prisoners Hindsight thrust like fists From minds to mouths Wisdom pressed like lips From the pulse to the pen The doctrine that […]

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The Hand that Feeds

If you feed a stray dog, he will happily follow you. That is, until you cease feeding him. (or) If someone else comes along who feeds him more frequently. And just like that. Your best friend is off to the races with his new master. What does this teach us about the crude instincts inherent […]

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onyx and gold

“The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness.” | William Shakespeare | Of loyalty evoked in desire’s reign Counterpoint to ardor’s ebb and flow Devotion roves as ‘oft bespoke In the frenetic drone of petite, winged beings Discernible by august striations of onyx and gold Pleasured in an afternoon’s surplus of bloom Pollen acts […]

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I remember you | Imagine that

      The truth is that I remember you I remember you in spite of facts In spite of benefit or sanity Or fate Or clarity I remember you In moments of uncharacteristic weakness In dreams after which I wake up furious Apparently subconscious consent is ambiguous And the truth is that I hate […]

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It’s so nice to see you again

“What the fox cannot reach he allows to hang.” — Greek Proverb   Empathy is a desert highway And there On the shoulder with hazard’s flashing Conviction, my most reliable lover Awaits me with the engine idling Flicking nickels, errantly Into a tarnished ashtray He’s bucket seat restless Cracks his spine to pass the time […]

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when not for lack of

I dare not love you Nor should thee, ever Dare in loving me Fruit can not be thieved When unable to bloom For this Let us unanimously agree There loom no tangerines On the gnarled branch Of the sycamore tree Nor can lemons sprout Among the devout leaves Of laurels For this let there Ne’er […]

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reputation

my reputation precedes black hole cheekbones wildflowers for eyes born of addictive bloodlines resolute in an organic rebellion that is purely my own wild like a drunken moon chasing what if’s and very soon’s passionate as cleopatra on egyptian aphrodisiac’s enraged by the suggestion of patience, of quiet and resolute piety I speak in storms […]

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blue velvet dress

I must confess I’m the devil  in a blue velvet dress writing pagan poetry  detailed impeccably unnerved by inconsistency idle hands, indian giving its worth admitting  when my axis shifts I go tumbling down a technicolor rabbit hole  misconceptions counted by an invisible metronome landing in a menagerie of careless flattery where rejection is both  […]

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Amnesty

he came to realize she’d been leaving tiny pieces of her heart behind for someone else to find  a thinly veiled S.O.S an emotional bread crumb trail his absence the inspiration for her dalliance the flirtation and the fallacy in truth she deserved no amnesty painted in the red hot pain of his gaze exposed and […]

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