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What Vibrates

Sometimes it hides In the strange Hum Of the refrigerator Stopping For a moment   Sometimes It is the unexpected Laugh From the hallway   Or the rush of voices From the street   The music finds itself In the … Continue reading

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Me Too

I. She penetrated the jungle On a mission To bring people what they didn’t know They wanted   The blood of a sacrifice The wine of one anointed The whole haunted history of the West She came to install it … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore

The word trembles The word is trembling And we are trembling With it Shivering With the motion We hardly feel it Anymore We cover ourselves Hoping to conceal The strange fear That walks with us Here   Where else Could … Continue reading

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Binge-Watch

Never keep your message taped In a place you thought you could encrypt Nothing in the universe can erase The strange archaic script Where you are kissing the guru Where you are doing what you do In the movie version … Continue reading

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Diving Once

  Down to the bottom of the lake Searching now For something that will take you All the way All the way down   Hold your breath The last one you will take Leaving the surface You break through The … Continue reading

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Aftermath

  To escape your fear Did you marry it Put your dreams in a basket So you could carry it through the forest   Did you think you would Make it through the woods Did you think your hood Would … Continue reading

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As If I Were a Flower

  As if I were a flower In the garden of a convent Growing So slowly   Who watches from the window Of this vacancy Who moves by me To the old stone seat   As if I were a … Continue reading

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