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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    it pools deep in holes in hands in holy crooked neck and shoulder bones of sleeping giants; let us breath, we and we and we with our tangled bones inside the low moan of the morning. let us burn each other’s skins retain bruises in the shape of hollow mouths follow lines that lead to p...
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    we go fast but we don’t run and this is how one comes to love a gun...
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    i. speeding backwards through burnt skeletons of life that used to be painted rust and green necks turned to look in ways previously lost to us at paths previously crossed by us hands tight on gods and machines that have tried to kill us; yes, we survived and live to turn around though fires...
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    i spooked my town into receding back into the lusty green leaves and the cottonwood snow from whence it came. i crawled up from a storm grate on south kobuk and pressed my heavy fingers to the sidewalk artery and pressed my heavy fingers ‘til i felt the beat subside- now we reside only in t...
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    it pools deep in holes in hands in holy crooked neck and shoulder bones of sleeping giants; let us breath, me and me and me, in my empty aching desert land of potential of milk and honey and heavy clouds that press low down and never rain it pools deep but I need a thunderstorm I need...
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    the sweet insubordination of springtime glowing white after shining april showers wet roads to nowhere and everywhere at once all lead to you with your wicked champagne grin a book in each hand riding your bicycle into the sky, impervious to everything but joy who are you? who are you...
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    ten. nine. eight. seven. six. five. four. three. two. one. tobacco smoke and broken leaves and you....
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    prisoner of watching your heavystep little brown feet, dark hair. swing around the corner. body like a double bass. white clay on your hands forever. shrug sleepy in your soft flannel skin; silent glow, imminent grin and an eyeball laugh. sweet cinnamon smoky spice springtime thoughts of...
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    we waltz across bridges not burn them under the thumb of a long autumn world and that golden-eyed girl she promised to freeze our beaches by the time the sun rose that night so we’d slip and slide if ever we tried to race our approaching tides...
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    i. one side is shorter; we hold both of her hands, we hold on for our lives ii. she is the reason that the angle between us is so damned acute iii. we have our different formulas, but in the end we add up to this...
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    midnight and winehigh your soft long sighs at my side: this is what they mean when they say the word sleep...
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    i. have we lost control, what have we done is this life measured now in crashes? crashes instead of the honeysuckle playgrounds radio program joyous togetherness of once back when once back when, when we were safe from change have we lost control, what have we done the change that b...
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    you promptly wrote down all the things you’d already done, and crossed them off with glee....
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    I haven’t much to sleep about; it’s silent but the silence is loud. There is a space shaped like a one-winged songbird (small and soft and broken) in my world tonight. Now, if I sang out, nothing sweet would answer me....
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    blink, and you won’t miss it we live out of the corners of our bright and blinded eyes, out of time and cracking wise, yeah, cracking up, we’re breaking up forever with our histories and memories, our elegies, belonging to a family so much bigger than the earth in widescreen beaches...
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    to be of trees and eat the sun to be of fish and love the sea to be of birds and live in light to be of man and simply be...
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    god grant me the shame to know myself as i am. god grant me the strength to hide the shame. god grant me the fear to keep me awake. god grant me the quiet to keep me sane. god grant me the eyes to look on the world. god grant me the hands to change it. god grant me the wisdom to know my own mi...
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    taking stock here at the end of every tooth in this openmouthed yawn holler howl of a year: one suicide, several survivals, a bare new soul, and a string of pearls, one cold sweet morning hungover and endless black coffee, bashful before the beautiful friends of friends, dim half-familiar...
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    i have four of you in a plastic grocery bag- a gift, shiny prizes from a neighbour’s day out walking on water- swinging from my arm now. reverent, I cradle you curious at your open eyes, fresh from the icy maw from which you were pulled, and imagine this body, supple, slipping through yo...
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    because she is a hurricane of confidence and joy and freedom and all i want to do is get swept up. because she is the center of all our adventures, the catalyst for all our friendships, she is the glue and the reason at the end why our motley crew means love to me. because she is not pure...
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    because she is the gold beneath our terrestrial souls and i am only human...
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    i am thinking of the two of you side by side- she is small and soft where you are a long straight line someone drew on my life a few christmases ago when i was new and beautiful and entirely unprepared. each of you have my love tattooed on your lives, and i'm sorry if i have stained or...
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    tiny broken thing, you don't have to be so scared. i know you are little and the world, even my world, is a giant awful place, and i can't promise you'll always be safe, but you can at least be still, here on my breast, in the cinnamon firstsnow warm-in-a-red-quilt night. yo...
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    he and i talked about what a girl should be- she is soft but not soft she is graceful when no-one is looking but falls down all the time she is a willow and she bends through the storms, leaning hungry into the wind stray curls licking at her neck laughing while the forest's falling...
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    part sweat, part soft leather, a waft of tobacco and the press of bodies through layers of wool coats and suede jackets, shoulder blades beneath hands as secret salty tears are dried on sleeves, sawdust, green in a broken august and the dying musk of a forest carpet just before dawn in earl...

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