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Climactic

CLIMACTIC 42 million years ago Or so Two flies got caught In amber Whilst caught in each other And in something Unplanned A tiny grand window Into the sins Of ancient creatures Sticky with desire Now permanently frozen Forever on … Continue reading

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Above Santa Monica

ABOVE SANTA MONICA The fire dancedAnd shoutedAcross the mountainSpewing colorIn a fountain of rageAs we drove throughSmoke and ashLike animalsIn a strange cage of flames The other animals diedNo one knew their names We search for the facesOf those we … Continue reading

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Native Tongue

NATIVE TONGUE I don’t speak your languageExcept in my eyesWhere I see what you meanAnd how much you wishI could translate my reply Between us there is nothing but colorWhere with most peopleIt is black and whiteBetween usThere are no … Continue reading

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The First Jolly Rancher

THE FIRST JOLLY RANCHER I remember the dayI first tasted watermelon candy It had been sitting in his pocketSitting in his hand in a wrapperHe opened itAnd it landed after a small tossUnwrappedAnd in my mouth SweetSourEnough to make my … Continue reading

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The Vigil

The Vigil   I am the promise you have broken I am the vow you have never spoken I am the one true story you cannot revoke And as you sing your silence to the silence that will follow I … Continue reading

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Flower Fruit

Flower Fruit   Here in the heart of the conduit Where I put the past behind me I take my own life in stock So I can move on with it, lock and key   I keep all of it … Continue reading

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Planet Gentry

Planet Gentry   Your language Is locked tighter than a filing cabinet Full of documents with many clauses Strict and tidy conversations with important pauses Where the feelings ought to be You are the king of the letter C, for … Continue reading

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All Done

All Done   I don’t allow myself to speak   I hold myself in silent self- Excoriation, self-crucifixion Remorseless in my self- Castigation   AndI’m bored   I am so bored And ready to throw The whole thing into a … Continue reading

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The Past Life of K

  I was with you And I was so afraid of the silence And the mistakes we made But I followed you into safety Or what I thought was safe   And we went up a mountain To a place … Continue reading

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I Can Hear the Teapot Whistle

The kitchen table Is littered with dead roses And a spray of thistle   The whole day Has an undertow That belongs to someone else   Sadness is not what you meant To bring here   I find myself Entwined … Continue reading

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