New York September 17, 2017

what service

does the weapon provide

still sheathed

denied by the warrior

the prospect to waste?

 

a fulfillment of a dream

to dip the blade beneath the skin

a recoil

proceeded by full engagement

 

thrust in to the hilt!

 

to quench

the anguished

lust

 

hoorah!

 

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the sixth ring

my eyes too weak to spread some bullshit words
across a screen
so I am left unaccounted for
on Facebook
YouTube,
or Instagram

strangers with foreign accents
on the landline
which somehow now only
connects me to people trying to sell me shit
I don’t even pick the phone up anymore
it always stops at the sixth ring

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Replace the Wolves

In the occupation of childhood
nightmares bear fruit
in a fear of unknown weapons
wrapped with skin
adorned with teeth

the civilization in which these weapons were wrought
a “grown up” world
beautifully textured
outrageously detailed
just shy of mythological
replace the wolves of fables

a child wanderer
not ready for battle
with the harsh elements
of the nature of beasts
is separated

apocalypse

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my baby

my baby

in white satin

swaddled still cold

 

abandoned heart

sleeping vacant eyes

 

once we were full

 

my baby

a gift

like her mother

 

oh, Lord why did you take them away?

 

spring approaches

life returns

but not all is reborn

 

my Love,

oh my love

you have left me!

 

maybe I shouldn’t have thrown you down the well.

 

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When I Left Her

Hidden
like that prick of a dog was in Argentina,
or was it Bolivia?

in a glorious mind screw memory
sits a piece of warm cherry pie
and a coffee as dark as she was.

a whole week by bus separates us.

one day I simply vanished.

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Outside

Outside the wall of civility
snake pit recesses
freeze us in terror
to be still, not to be seen
we are the prey

in the tangle of tress
we become naked
vulnerable
the world is not ours

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hard worn blue coller blues

a family tradition
of poverty
and low-paying
hard physical work

God fearing
loyalty
patriotism
violence
alcoholism
and
abuse

“Jesus Saves!”

the dirt won’t free itself
from either the cracks of the hands
or from the “worn hard” clothes

– written in West Virginia 2012

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