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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in which I defer

It is once bitten and twice shy  The arrival of the counter-intuitive blues It is professed in the duping delight The ire of another November It is the manic transference of Mother Nature The keeper of each season’s most tyrannical secrets It is the quiet sociopathy of snow The isolation oft confused for respite It is […]

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Delta of Venus and the Eternal Nothingness

    Do tell me, Anaïs— Does love’s indiscreet hungering ever wane? Will lust’s obscene loitering ever cease? Should it feel as anything less Than siphoned lightening? How does one appease the devils who dance In the rafters of recanted memories? Do beds have ghosts? Do eyes have ciphers? Do hearts have cards? Do tell […]

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Failure of Appraisal

“But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.” — Marston Morse Numbers had always been the enemy My least favorite absolutes They’re non-amicable exponentials Adversarial fractions Codependent coefficients Periphery, skulking bitterly In the grand accounting of things I told myself what […]

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wounded

there’s a hole that gapes in the cage of my chest  like an unlatched door made of derelict flesh inviting of song birds to lovingly perch their melodies filling my injury’s church with arteries pinched blue jays stake homes beneath the feet of finches on branches of bone my body though wounded became a safe […]

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once

I was born, once  and with my first non-amniotic breath I synthesized with the skies  I became the oxygen in my lungs each gasp unconditionally coalescing a girl, a graceful gravitation on that day I became the very air felt by all, seen by none  traveling impulsively to ill advised heights  carrying away my lovers […]

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garland’s in a girl

  california poppies blooming in precious glass triangles an inner sanctum terrarium my heart’s secret garden cradled tenderly beneath crystal vessel reflections naked buds of opium lackadaisical anemone and sprigs of crepe myrtle garland’s in a girl bend toward the sun and daydream of desert horizon’s lulled to sleep by the buzzing wings of honey […]

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